SOLD! - Nov 16, 2017 - SUNRISE YELLOW Mid Century 1952 Firestone Model 4-A-127 Tube AM Radio Cool Model Rare Color!
SUNRISE YELLOW Mid Century 1952 Firestone Model 4-A-127 Tube AM Radio Cool Model Rare Color!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13" x 4" x 6" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Pastel yellow
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DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. in 1952 in excellent working condition. Very rare model in a very rare color. This radio evocative of Asian antiquity with an air of golden age deco. Original factory molded yellow color not painted. There is a cigarette burn on top int he middle. There is a repaired chip on the back top edge on the right side. There is a crack on the left side. No other chips, cracks, or major scratches. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in very good condition. This radio is over 60 years old! The front facade is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or major scratches. The clear clock and dial faces are clear no cracks or chips. The knobs are in excellent condition. The little clock set knobs are securely attached. The Firestone logo is intact and good original condition. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on tuning dial lettering on the clock or radio tuning bezel. The clear bezels are securely attached with no major cracks or scratches or inclusions. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. The tuning indicator translucent green is in good condition a little faint. 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 half missing. Clock works and keeps accurate time. Alarm set function works. Alarm works. Clock set works. The clock motor is quiet. No humming buzzing, or grinding noises. No dial light. Not designed with one. 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.This thing belongs in a museum!