Platinum Gray Vintage 1957 Emerson 852 AM Tube Radio Totally Restored!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Emerson in 1957 excellent working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is original gray molded plastic. Beautiful rare design, intuitive and fresh looking design even by today's standards. The grill is original factory checkerboard grill with gold grill cloth. Excellent condition with no cracks, splits, or seams, abrasions, or missing pieces. Gold knobs are original and securely attached. This radio is over 60 years old! No dial light. Not designed with one. There are no cracks on the top which rare for this model. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The logo is raised plastic lettering in very good condition.The kitschy-est of kitsch! The tuning dial works fine. The brand new replacement power cable is securely attached. 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 values 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. 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 8" x 5" x 5" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Gray and gold
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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