SOLD! - Dec 3, 2016 - SMART LOOKING 1947 Ivory Bendix Aviation Model 1 – Retro Radio Farm

SOLD! - Dec 3, 2016 - SMART LOOKING 1947 Ivory Bendix Aviation Model 110W Bakelite AM Tube AM Radio Works Great!

$ 199.00

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SMART LOOKING 1947 Ivory Bendix Aviation Model 110W Bakelite AM Tube AM Radio Works Great!

DIMENSIONS: Approximately 11" x 6" x 8" (l x w x h)

COLOR: Glossy Ivory

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DESCRIPTION: Tabletop Tube AM radio manufactured by Bendix Aviation in 1947 excellent+ working condition. The design is a favorite among collector and decorators. "The toaster." So cute! Neat little handle built into the back. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Original glossy ivory factory painted cabinet is in excellent condition. After almost 70 years, this particular radio has only small paint dings no major paint loss, scratches, or discoloration. Very pretty evenly yellowed due to age. No cracks, splits, warping, or missing material. This radio is over 65 years old! Dial light lights up brightly. The original maroon color knobs are in excellent condition and are not painted. They are molded in maroon plastic. The volume on/off knob is secure. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine. The dial plastic is not cracked! All paper and wax capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents so this radio has another 50+ years or more of playing time! This radio is a good player. The circuit design seems to functions better than other electronic designs of the day. Seems to tolerate spec drift more than others. Tunes in loudly to stations with no humming or buzzing. 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 power cord and plug are in 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.


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