SOLD! - Mar 3, 2016 - LIME GREEN 1948 Retro Vintage Art Deco Motorola Model 58R15 Bakelite AM Tube AM Radio Totally Restored!
LIME GREEN 1948 Retro Vintage Art Deco Motorola Model 58R15 Bakelite AM Tube AM Radio Totally Restored!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 8" x 5" x 5" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Glossy Lime Green
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DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Motorola in 1948 to 1949 timeframe excellent working condition. Rare original factory painted Bakelite. Here is another example. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Glossy lime green cabinet is in excellent condition. No cracks, splits, warping, or chips. No repaints or repairs. None needed. There are two small discoloration spots on top approximately 1/2" - 3/4" diameter. This radio is over 65 years old! No dial light. Not designed with one. The original gold knobs are in good condition and are not repainted. Some gold paint is worn off at contact edges. Slight greening in nooks and crannies. Original patina. The volume on/off knob is securely attached. Motorola raised logo has some lettering paint rubbed off. The tuning dial works fine. All paper and wax capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents so this radio has another 50+ years or more of playing time! This radio is a good player. The circuit design is rarer 50C5 version so it's louder no distortion. Tunes in loudly to stations with no humming or buzzing. The tubes are working fine. All out-of-spec resistors have been replaced with modern correct value and voltage equivalents. The cardboard backing is original and in very good condition. There is no loud or pervasive hum. There is no loud or pervasive static between stations unless you operate near modern megahertz devices. The replacement power cord and plug are in 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.