NEAR MINT Almond Retro Jetsons 1955 Granco Model 730U AM/FM Tube Radio Works! – Retro Radio Farm

SOLD! - Mar 3, 2016 - NEAR MINT Almond Retro Jetsons 1955 Granco Model 730U AM/FM Tube Radio Works!

$ 249.00

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NEAR MINT Almond Retro Jetsons 1955 Granco Model 730U AM/FM Tube Radio Works!

DIMENSIONS: Approximately 10.5" x 6" x 7" (l x w x h)

COLOR: Almond, beige

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DESCRIPTION: This is an AM/FM radio from mid-fifties timeframe. Rare to find an early AM/FM only radio in such a nice color. Manufactured by Granco in excellent+ working condition. Rare and hard to find manufacturer and model in a striking color combination. Picks up AM and FM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in excellent condition with no cracks, splits, or missing bakelite. This radio is over 60 years old! All original everything. The knobs are in excellent condition and securely attached. The dial face is in good condition with a little ruboff and fading color. Please see the photo close-up. The tuning dial indicator is somewhat hard to see through the thin slit which was the manufacturer design. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. 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 unless you operate near modern megahertz devices. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications. Backing board is in good condition with crisp square corners. 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! This thing belongs in a museum!

 

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