SOLD! - Feb 17, 2017 - RED HOT RED Mid Century Retro Vintage 1954 General Electric Model 556 AM Tube Radio Absolutely Pristine!
RED HOT RED Mid Century Retro Vintage 1954 General Electric Model 556 AM Tube Radio Absolutely Pristine!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 6" x 6" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Red Red. Like Red Hots
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DESCRIPTION: The condition of this radio is nearly immaculate! It's hard to find any blemish inside or out. Looks like it just came out of the box! This radio might get put back into my secret stash for the book my wife and I are writing because it's textbook, man. It is more and more important to find these original pristine examples for historic and preservation purposes and for purposes of documentation. Oh and I almost forgot, it's a rare color for this model. You know what they say, it's all about rarity, rarity, rarity! Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by General Electric in 1954 in excellent+ working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. This radio is in excellent working condition. No cracks. No chips. No major scratches. Still retains factory glossiness with minimal swirls and micro scratches. No cabinet repairs or repaints performed or needed. All original everything. Excellent original condition cabinet with no splits, or seams, abrasions, or missing pieces. Knobs are original and securely attached. No missing factory labels or stickers. This radio is over 60 years old but looks and sounds brand new! It's uncanny. No dial light. Was not designed with one. All the dial numbers are crisp and clear. The dial clear bezel is clear no hairline cracks or micro scratches. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine. 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. The resistors were all within factory specification so they're all original too. 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 only fault with this radio is that it's missing most of the bottom label. The original power cord and plug is in 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.