ROMANTIC REVIVAL Louis XIV Rococo 1956 Dumont Model RA-346 Tube AM Radio Liberace Would Approve!
COLOR: White lattice with gold trim, gold back.
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DESCRIPTION: Dumonts stand out as having some of the most curious designs of the period. Like Renault or Citroen, they depart from convention in their aesthetic but have an immediately endearing quality about them that is uniquely their own. None of the Dumont designs I've seen aim for mainstream appeal. The Dumont designs often evoke as much attention as they do questions. "Hey, that would look great in my medieval castle!" to "My goth friends would love it" to "Does that come with a candelabra?" Finally, this head-scratcher leaves me wondering, "Why did they do this?" Tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Dumont in 1956 in excellent+ physical and working condition. No cracks, chips, or major scratches anywhere on the cabinet front, back, top, and sides. The ornate flamboyant front is mated to a incongruously plain back. It almost looks like this radio was intended to be mounted into a wall but the side mounted knobs dispel this theory. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. This radio is over 60 years old and very rare! No missing Dumont labels on the bottom. The knobs are in excellent condition and securely attached slightly yellowed. 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! 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. 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.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 11" x 5" x 8.5" (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: 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