Shell Pink Vintage 1956 RCA Victor 6-X-5 Tube AM Radio - Simply Fabulous
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by RCA Victor in late 1956 in very good condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in very good condition in molded light pink plastic. This antique radio has a nice boxy mid-century shape. The color of this vintage radio screams fifties. This radio is over 50 years old! All the dial numbers are crisp and clear. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. There is a chip on the top right front corner. Original tuning knob is worn and clear plastic has seen better days but still works. The tuning dial is in one piece, not broken off and reglued at some point. The dial is missing its gold center cap. The clear volume knob is original with a large chip. The gold metal insert is intact but tarnished. The RCA dog metal logo is nice and shiny. The thick original power cable is in good condition and 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 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.
COLOR: Light pink
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 9" x 6" x 6.5" (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