Golden Age 1945 Sonora RCU-208 AM Tube Radio Curvaceous Wooden Beauty!
DESCRIPTION: Look at the curves on this one! The shapely profile has rounded speaker grill that tapers around to the back. Handcrafted wood tabletop tube radio manufactured by Sonora in the 1945 time frame still in excellent working and physical condition. Original factory finish is in very good condition. Not refinished no over spray no touch up. None needed. Finish is thin on top with a few areas worn through. No thinning patches on sides or front. Original decorative bevel edges are in excellent condition with no major dents or dings. No peeling, cracked, or chipped veneer. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly without external antenna attachment. Excellent construction and design! No cracks, splits, peeling veneer or separated joints. Beautiful curved sides with nice grained finish. Wood grill slats are all one piece no cracks. No missing slats. The original knobs are marbled brown plastic original and securely attached. The glass dial is in great condition! No flaking numbers or graphics. This radio is over 70 years old! All the dial numbering and lettering is crisp and clear. The glass dial is not cracked no chips no scratches. Tuning dial does not slip no sticky spots. Dial light lights up brightly. The unit powers on and off with a definitive click. Tone knob works but the high and low tonal change is barely noticeable. All out of spec capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents so this radio has another 50+ years or more of playing time! The tubes are working fine. Bottom factory label is intact original slightly yellowed with age. Original backing board is in original fine condition. All out-of-spec resistors have been replaced with modern correct value and voltage equivalents. The brand new replacement power cord and polarized plug with no cracks, or splits or electrical tape repair. 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.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 15.5" x 9" x 9" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Solid wood rich color
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: wood
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier