SOLD! - Jan 13, 2016 - IVORY Mocha Dragster Mid Century Retro Jetsons 1957-58 Motorola 5T22W Tube AM Radio Near Mint!
IVORY Mocha Dragster Mid Century Retro Jetsons 1957-58 Motorola 5T22W Tube AM Radio Near Mint!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 10" x 4.5 x 6" (l x w x h)
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DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Motorola in 1957-58 in near mint condition. The is the affectionately named 'dragster' model. A collectors favorite. All original factory color and knobs. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment although I live in rural Connecticut and only 1 station comes in clearly. Cabinet is in very excellent condition. This radio is almost 60 years old! Ivory white in excellent condition with no cracks. There is a small 1/8" chip on the back edge top. Motorola label on front speaker grill and gold tuning decal are in excellent condition with no tarnish or degradation. These decals are made of paper so a lot of them came apart over the years. The knobs are in excellent condition. Please see the photo close-up. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on tuning dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. 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 crisp square corners. The power cord and plug are good original working condition with no cracks, or splits. 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 all the rage! This thing belongs in a museum!