SARKES TARZAIN Model 723-514 Rare FM Only Tube Radio Snow White Restored and Working Great! – Retro Radio Farm

SOLD! - Jan 8, 2016 - SARKES TARZAIN Model 723-514 Rare FM Only Tube Radio Snow White Restored and Working Great!

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SARKES TARZAIN Model 723-514 Rare FM Only Tube Radio Snow White Restored and Working Great!

DIMENSIONS: Approximately 10" x 4.5" x 6" (l x w x h)

COLOR: White

YOUTUBE VIDEO here. I live in rural Connecticut and there's only one AM radio station that comes in loud and clear depending on the day. I was able to receive a few more FM station but not many.

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DESCRIPTION: This is a FM only radio. Rare to find an FM only radio. Most were AM only or less commonly AM/FM. FM radios are highly desirable for obvious reasons; it is still practical. Tabletop Tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Sarkes Tarzain in late 50s early 60s timeframe in excellent+ working condition. Picks up FM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial. Cabinet is in excellent condition with no cracks, splits, or missing bakelite. No cracks, splits, repairs, or missing material whatsoever. This radio is over 50 years old! All original everything. No repaints. No cabinet repairs needed. The knobs are in very good condition. The tuning knob is missing the center gold metal insert. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. The manufacturing of this radio was very high quality. Don't let its understated appearance cause you to overlook the real quality of its electronics manufacture and components. This radio shows it was designed by an engineer not marketing department. It's not often I feel the need to take pictures of the radio internal circuitry and chassis. It's built like a tank and still sounds great! 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. Backing board is in good condition with crisp square corners. 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! This thing belongs in a museum!


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