SOLD! - Aug 9, 2015 - ROCKABILLY Looking Retro Vintage Cadillac Brown – Retro Radio Farm

SOLD! - Aug 9, 2015 - ROCKABILLY Looking Retro Vintage Cadillac Brown Marbled Gold 1950's Truetone Western Auto D2586 AM Tube Radio WORKS!

$ 249.00

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ROCKABILLY Looking Retro Vintage Cadillac Brown Marbled Gold 1950's Truetone Western Auto D2586 AM Tube Radio WORKS!

DIMENSIONS: Approximately 10.5" x 5" x 6.5" (l x w x h)

COLOR: Brown marbled swirl with Gold Metal grill with Cadillac grill applique

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DESCRIPTION: This radio design has a special appeal to me. It is so retro and understated but very western and rockabilly looking to me. It is rare to find and usually gets snapped right up. Tabletop Tube AM radio manufactured by Truetone in 1950's excellent working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is original shiny brown swirly plastic not repainted. The metal screen grill is a gold color. The grill is slightly wavy due to normal wear and tear. Excellent condition with no cracks, splits, or seams, abrasions, or missing pieces. There is a small chip on the back side edge. Side knobs are original and securely attached. This radio is over 60 years old! No dial light. Not designed with one. There are no cracks on the top. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The grill logo and applique are in perfect condition. Looks regal and classy by intent. A little cheesy if you ask me. The kitschy-est of kitsch! The tuning dial works fine. The power cable is securely attached. 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 no pets. When this radio was new, tailfins were all the rage!

 

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