Ivory 1949 Emerson Model 581 Plaskon AM Tube Radio Golden Age Beauty!
DESCRIPTION: Rare and resplendent with golden age of radio deco flair! This radio is original factory molded in plaskon plastic a hard durable predecessor of modern polycarbonate and styrene based plastics. Beautiful AM Tabletop tube clock radio manufactured by Emerson in the 1949 time frame still in excellent+ working condition. This radio has a nice Art Deco style. No cracks, chips, or major scratches on top sides or front! There is a hairline crack on the bottom. No repairs or repaints of any kind. None needed. All knobs, dial pointer, etc are present, working, not missing. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need for external wire antenna. Original ivory plaskon cabinet is flawless glossy condition. The volume and tuning knobs are original matching plastic securely attached. Just a tiny hairline crack in the center of the radio dial. The tuning and volume knobs are in excellent condition. This radio is over 70 years old! All the dial numbering and lettering is crisp and clear. Look at the neat Art Deco-ish type font! No missing numbering, dots or dashes, or anything. No smudges or yellowing. Built in handle on top is functional and practical making this radio an early boom box! The unit powers on and off with a definite click. Tuning dial clear plastic window is original slightly yellowed with age. 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 good 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. When this radio was new, Truman was president! This thing belongs in a museum!
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