Golden Age of Radio 1940 Emerson Model 179 Wood Radio Beauty! Sounds Wonderful!
DESCRIPTION: Exceptional design wood radio. Rare and resplendent with golden age of radio deco flair! Refinished piano deep mirror glossy finish. Beautiful AM tabletop tube clock radio manufactured by Emerson in the 1940 time frame in excellent+ working condition. This radio has a very golden age of radio look. No cracks, splits, abrasions anywhere on the cabinet! The wood case was carefully and painstakingly refinished with 6-8 layers of clear coat then machine and hand polished to mirror shine and smoothness. All original knobs, dial pointer, etc are present, working, not missing. Tuning dial clear window was replaced with brand new Lucite. Original molded clear plastic dial window is included. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial. The volume and tuning knobs are original matching plastic securely attached. This radio is over 75 years old! Dial light lights up brightly. All the dial numbering and lettering is crisp and clear. No missing numbering, dots or dashes, or anything. No smudges or yellowing. Built in handle on top is functional and practical. The tuning and volume dials work fine. The unit powers on and off with a definite click. 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. All out-of-spec resistors have been replaced with modern correct value and voltage equivalents. The replacement power cord and plug is in excellent working condition 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 9" x 5" x 7" (l x w x h)
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: plastic
Period: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier