Repair and restore 1949 Philco 49-501 AM Bakelite Tube Radio Works! Wow!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube radio manufactured by Philco in the 1949 timeframe in excellent+ working condition. This radio was sent to me for servicing and restoration. It was cracked at some point and poorly repaired with putty and non-matching black paint. The cord was missing. The radio was not working when I received it. All knobs, dial pointer, etc are present, working, not missing. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without external antenna attachment. Excellent art deco design! Repainted bakelite cabinet is flawless mirror-like glossy condition. New dial light has been installed and lights up brightly. The knobs are matching brown bakelite securely attached. This radio is over 65 years old! All the dial numbering and lettering is crisp and clear. Clear dial plastic is translucent clear no cracks or hazing. No missing numbering, dots or dashes, or anything. No smudges or yellowing. The tuning and volume dials work fine. The unit powers on and off with a definite click. All out of spec 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. The original power cord and plug is in good working condition with no cracks, or splits or electrical tape repair. 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, Harry S Truman was president! This thing belongs in a museum!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 6" x 6.5" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Brown and ivory
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: bakelite
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier