SOLD! - Aug 24, 201 - MAROON Mid Century Retro Jetsons Vintage 1959 Wards Airline Model GEN-1668A Tube Radio Totally Restored!
MAROON Mid Century Retro Jetsons Vintage 1959 Wards Airline Model GEN-1668A Tube Radio Totally Restored!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 10" x 5" x 8" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Maroon, burgundy
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DESCRIPTION: Tabletop Tube AM radio manufactured by Wards Airline in the late 1950's early sixties timeframe in excellent working condition. Cabinet is original maroon and white plastic. No cracks, chips, repairs, or repaints. Rare color combo. Instantly mid-century looking with recessed honeycomb cove design . The front, top, sides, and bottom are all in excellent condition. Just normal wear and tear, slight abrasions, small scratches throughout. No cracks, dents, dings, chips, or missing material. Original knobs are securely attached. This radio is almost 60 years old! No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine. No missing gold metal center caps on the knobs. The power cable is securely attached. All paper and wax capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents so this radio has another 50+ years or more of playing time! Good performer. 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. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications. 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!