Leatherette Brown Bakelite 1942 Emerson Model 461 AM Vacuum Tube Radio Sounds Marvelous Hard To Find Condition!
DESCRIPTION: Beautiful AM Tabletop vacuum tube clock radio manufactured by Emerson in the 1942 time frame still in excellent+ working and physical condition. This radio is not Bakelite, wood or plastic. It is made of heavy fiber or particle board with a leather-like textured durable moisture resistant brown covering. To have survived all these years and in this condition is incredible when many Bakelite, plastic and wood radios have met their demise. No rips, separated seams, or water damage! Couple of worn areas where covering has rubbed off. No repairs or repaints of any kind on this vintage radio. 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. The volume and tuning knobs are original matching plastic securely attached. The tuning and volume knobs are in excellent condition. This radio is over 75 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. The unit powers on and off with a definite click. Tuning dial clear plastic window is factory original with no cracks no warping slight yellowing. Dial light lights brightly. There is only the antenna backing. Most examples from this series have thick cardboard backing boards that go missing over the years. 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 new replacement power cord and safety polarized plug are in excellent working condition with no cracks, or splits or electrical tape repair. 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 10" 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: heavy fiberboard or particle board
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier