SOLD! - May 17, 2018 - EBONY SWISS CHEESE 1953 Crosley Model JT-3 AM Tube Radio Sounds Great Looks Unique!
EBONY SWISS CHEESE 1953 Crosley Model JT-3 AM Tube Radio Sounds Great Looks Unique!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 11" x 5.5" x 7" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Ebony, black
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DESCRIPTION: Leave it to Crosley to imagine this unforgettable design. Were it not for the swiss cheese grill, this boxy design would have disappeared from collective memory. This radio borders on whimsy in a landscape of radio designs that take themselves a little too seriously. Just goes to show, calculated risk taking is the only way to transcend obscurity. I can only image the concept as it was first pitched to a board of executives. The fact that these execs approved it says a lot about Crosley management. Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Crosley in 1953 in excellent+ condition. This quality manufacturer is one of the only ones still around today and still making radios. Incredible! This radio has a devoted following. No cracks. No chips. No major scratches. Original factory color glossy no scratches, chips, or abrasions.The tuning knob is missing its center metal insert. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. This radio is over 60 years old! No dial light. Not designed with one. There are no cracks on the top. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine. All paper and wax capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents so this radio has another 50+ years or more of playing time! The tubes are working fine. All out-of-spec resistors have been replaced with modern correct value and voltage equivalents. There is no loud or pervasive hum. There is no loud or pervasive static between stations. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications. The power cord and plug are good original working condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection. Comes from non-smoking, mature, clean professional environment no pets.