SOLD! - April 21, 2015 - NEW OLD STOCK PINK And White Marbelized Jetson Style Radio Lafayette Model FS-233 AM Tube Radio Unbelievable!
NEW OLD STOCK PINK And White Marbelized Jetson Style Radio Lafayette Model FS-233 AM Tube Radio Unbelievable!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 8" x 4" x 5" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Pink with white marbelized back and pedestal stand
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DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Lafayette in late fifties or early sixties in MINT condition with original manufacturer shipping carton. Where else are you going to find another? It doesn't get more Jetsons style than this! It almost looks Star Wars or 2001 Space Odyssey. Dig the pedestal. The white marbleized back is a classy touch. No yellowing because this radio probably spent most of its life in the box. (More on the box later...) The radio sound superb. Nice bright clear reception and tone. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in NEW condition. No cracks, chips, dents or dings any where. The power cable is still wrapped in its original tie. This radio is over 50 years old! The knobs are in NEW condition. No tarnish or yellowing. The gold metal inserts are original and mint condition. Please see the photo close-up. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on tuning dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. The pedestal base is in MINT condition. The bottom cross attachment looks like it was melted by design at the factory to prevent it from slipping off. No paper and wax capacitors have been replaced. Not needed. The tubes are working fine. 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. The radio comes with its original shipping carton. The box has crisp corners and cardboard flaps are not excessively fatigues which suggests this box was not opened or closed much over the past 50 years. 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!