Fiesta Red Post War Industrial Ivory Retro Deco 1951 Wards Airline Model 15BR-1543A Vacuum Tube Radio Real Headturner!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Wards Airline in the late 1951 time frame in excellent working and physical condition. Bakelite cabinet has been re-painted red with many many coats of enamel and lovingly polished to piano mirror glossy shine. Still retains factory original painted ivory grill couple flea bite paint dings. Right side back corner chip has been repaired. No cracks or major scratches. Original knobs are securely attached no missing metal inserts. This radio is almost 70 years old! No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. This radio is loud and clear sounding up and down the dial. The tuning dial works fine no sticky spots. No dial light but one can be added for an extra charge. No missing gold metal center caps on the knobs. 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 replacement power cord and polarized plug are original working condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring. Original backing board is in excellent condition with clear printing no water stains or fatigued corners. 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.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 11.5" x 7" x 7" (l x w x h)
COLOR: red with ivory grill
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: Bakelite
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier