Alabaster Ivory Bakelite Post War 1947 Firestone Air Chief "Diplomat" Model 4A3 AM Vacuum Tube Radio Works Great!
DESCRIPTION: This model has a post war look to it just before 50s modernist came to the fore. Styling retains some of the pre-war deco look but not as bulbous and bathtub looking in its proportions. And not angular like MCM with straight edges, colors, and texture juxtapositions. Like from a period in-between the old and the new. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in great condition. No cracks, chips or major scratches. The factory painted bakelite shows the wear and tear of the years especially on the right side. Not repainted. This radio is over 70 years old! All original everything. The knobs are in excellent condition no cracks securely attached. The clear glass dial face has no cracks or scratches and is clear as an autumn day! No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on clock 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! Nice dial light! 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. Original backing board is in very good condition with crisp square corners. Bottom manufacturer label is intact with normal age yellowing. The replacement power cord and polarized plug are in excellent 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.
COLOR: Original factory painted ivory bakelite
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DIMENSIONS: Approximately 11" x 6.5" x 6.5" (l x w x h)
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: bakelite
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier