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
BLUETOOTH MP3 READY - SAHARA TAUPE Retro Vintage 1954 General Electric 477 AM Tube Radio Totally Restored!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13.5" x 7" x 7" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Taupe. Rare color. Looks like designer concrete grey
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BLUETOOTH MP3: This particular radio has been modified to play Bluetooth MP3. Plays MP3 with cable or wirelessly from any MP3 playing device over 30 ft. Includes 3.5mm to mono RCA cable. Just plug in your MP3 player or connect wirelessly via Bluetooth. Works with any iPod, iPAD, iPhone, or Android. Switch from MP3 to AM radio with rocker switch installed on back panel. Sounds great! See details here
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DESCRIPTION: Tabletop Tube AM radio manufactured by General Electric in mid fifties in excellent working condition with MP3 ready conversion. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. The backlit dial lamp that rotates with tuning pointer lights up. Cool! Cabinet is original taupe plastic. Repaired crack on top has been repaired and repainted. Very cool and rare color combination. This radio is over 50 years old! Cool split level design like a mid-fifties suburban home. There are no cracks, chips, or missing material anywhere else on the cabinet. Part of the logo "Musaphonic" is missing This radio features a larger 6" speaker cone so there's a little more bottom. 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!