Hippo Brown Bakelite Vintage 1946 Philco Model 46-420 AM Radio Flawless and Sounds Amazing!
DESCRIPTION: This is one of the more recognizable and popular designs from the 40s. Affectionately referred to as the "hippo." Very proportioned design and sounds great! Tabletop tube radio manufactured by Philco in the 1946 time frame still in excellent cosmetic and working condition. Dial lights up brightly. The original knobs are matching brown plastic securely attached. No cracks, chips, splits, abrasions, or missing material anywhere on the cabinet! This vintage radio is in the original factory color shiny brown Bakelite. All original 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. Excellent art deco design! This radio is over 65 years old! All the dial numbering and lettering is crisp and clear. Clear dial plastic is original with very little hazing or yellowing and no cracks. 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. The original bottom label is intact. This is one of the only Philco hippos we've seen that has retained its original backing board! These backing boards almost always go missing over the years because of its flimsy construction. 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 power cord and plug is new and in perfect 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.
COLOR: Brown Bakelite
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 7.5" 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: Bakelite
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier