Retro Wonder Turquoise And White 1958 Philco H836-124 AM Tube Radio Restored And Rare!
DESCRIPTION: Quintessential retro! This radio is replete with 50s design elements; angular profile, the two tone color scheme, the shade of turquoise, the gold highlights, the slatted grill. Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Philco in the late 1950's in excellent working condition. Look at the wild oblique angles! Dual speaker design! Cabinet is original factory turquoise and white color. Not repainted no touch up no overspray. There was a small chip on the front top right edge that has been repaired. This radio is in otherwise excellent condition with no cracks, other chips or major scratches anywhere! Pretty incredible considering its sharp edges and corners. Center white plastic applique is a replacement. These old Sputnik period radios in rare colors are becoming more and more collectible. This is a particularly popular design and extremely hard to find color combo so it should fare well in the future resale market. The front grill is in excellent condition. All original factory molded white color plastic. Front grill area is original factory painted turquoise. The tuning and volume knobs are original and securely attached. The gold metal center caps is present on the power on-off and volume knob. Missing off the tuning knob. This radio is one of the better ones for listening purposes. Has a tone switch on back with high and low settings that works! The High-low tone print on the right top is faded but still legible if you look closely. This radio is over 60 years old! Dial light works brightly. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine. The power cable is securely attached. The base cable interconnect even looks supple and strong with no signs of fatigue. These radio was well cared for! 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. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications. 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.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13" x 3.5" x 8" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Turquoise and white. Wow!
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: plastic
Period: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier