MING BLUE Retro Jetsons Vintage 1959 Silvertone 9009 AM Tube Radio Totally Restored!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Silvertone in late 1950's excellent working condition. This radio is the epitome of retro Jetsons age styling! Rare and beautiful! This model features a wild cephalic protuberance that juts right out the middle for the controls. Absolutely stunning to behold. Cabinet is original turquoise aquamarine color, called "Ming Blue." The front brown, tan, and gold tweed is a striking contrast texturally with the aqua plastic. No cracks on the top! There are hairline cracks by three of the four corners of the front white plastic faschia that has been repaired and repainted. No other cracks, splits, chips or missing material. Knobs are original and securely attached. This radio features dual speakers so it has a much better tone than normal single speaker radios. The handle is built into the back of dial display. Very functional. This radio is one of the better ones for listening purposes. This radio is over 55 years old! Dial light works great! No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine. 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! 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.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 14" x 5" x 7" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Ming Blue. Like a turquoise or aquamarine. One of the nicest shades of aqua or turquoise I've seen in this period for radios.
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Bluetooth MP3 upgrade is not offered on this radio.
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: plastic
Period: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier