SOLD! - Dec 11, 2017 - OKLAHOMA Green And Ivory Yellow 1956 RCA Victor – Retro Radio Farm

SOLD! - Dec 11, 2017 - OKLAHOMA Green And Ivory Yellow 1956 RCA Victor Model 5J-X-2B AM Tube Radio Great Sounding!

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OKLAHOMA Green And Ivory Yellow 1956 RCA Victor Model 5J-X-2B AM Tube Radio Great Sounding!

DIMENSIONS: Approximately 11" x 6" x 6.5" (l x w x h)

COLOR: green and yellow, like avocado or lime green and straw or wicker yellow grill

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MP3: Plays MP3 with cable or wirelessly from any MP3 playing device over 30 ft. Includes 3.5mm to mono RCA cable. Just plug in your MP3 player. Works with any iPod, iPAD, iPhone, or Android. Switch from MP3 to AM radio with rocker switch installed on back panel.  Add Bluetooth See details here

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DESCRIPTION: Extremely rare South American RCA Victor export. Seller says this radio was in his grandmother's kitchen when he was growing up in Argentina. Doubtful you will ever see another. Back lable says 'Oklahoma.' Bottom label has some Spanish writing. The only part I can decipher is "Modelo 5J-X-2B." Table top tube AM radio manufactured by RCA Victor in 1956 in excellent working and physical condition. Cabinet is original molded green. The grill is original molded in ivory that has aged evenly to straw or wicker color yellow. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in excellent condition. No cracks, chips, repairs or repaints anywhere. This radio is over 60 years old! The knobs are in excellent condition. The tuning knob is in one piece no cracked mounting shaft. The gold metal inserts are original and excellent condition and not missing which is rare indeed. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on tuning dial lettering. The front bottom edge painted logo is a little rubbed off. 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. This thing belongs in a museum!

 

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