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DESCRIPTION: Rare color. It is very uncommon to find factory metallic paint on any fifties radio. Metallic paints were very new technology (and expensive!) back then. Add to that, this inverted trapezoidal design that is instantly recognizable of the fifties. This a big radio but not very heavy. Very automotive looking. Would look awesome in a car guy shop or man cave! Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Truetone in 1957 excellent+ working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Bakelite cabinet is in very good condition. No cracks, chips, or warping. There are small scratches and dings throughout due to normal wear and tear. This radio has not been repainted. Factory original cool rare metallic gun metal green color! This radio is almost 60 years old! The knobs are nice contrasting beige color in excellent condition. Truetone logo is beautiful and evocative of mid-fifties Desoto, Nash, or Hudson. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. Dial light lights brightly. 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 unless you operate near modern megahertz devices. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications. Backing board is in good condition with intact corners. The power cord and plug is in good working condition. 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. When this radio was new, tailfins were new and revolutionary! This thing belongs in a museum!