LIPSTICK RED Vintage Deco Retro 1949 Philco Transitone 49-500 AM Bakelite Tube Radio Works! Wow!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 10" x 6" x 6" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Mirror Gloss Lipstick Red
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube radio manufactured by Philco in the 1949 timeframe still in excellent+ working condition. No cracks, splits, abrasions, or missing material anywhere on the cabinet! The front grill is intact no blemishes. All knobs, dial pointer, etc are present, working, not missing. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without external antenna attachment. Backboard and original wire wound antenna are missing. Has a replacement wire antenna attachment that functions perfectly. Excellent art deco design! Repainted bakelite cabinet is flawless mirror-like glossy condition. New dial light has been installed and lights up brightly. The knobs are original matching brown bakelite securely attached. This radio is over 65 years old! All the dial numbering and lettering is crisp and clear. Clear dial plastic is translucent slightly yellowed with age no cracks or hazing. No missing numbering, dots or dashes, or anything. No smudges or yellowing. The tuning and volume dials work fine. The unit powers on and off with a definite click. 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 original 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 no pets. When this radio was new, Harry S Truman was president! This thing belongs in a museum!