The "Wilshire" 1955 RCA Victor 6-X-8 Tube AM Clock Radio Forest Green Mint With Amazon Echo Dot!
DESCRIPTION: Looks like the RCA designers were taking lesson from Cubism and (then) modern art movement when they came up with this radio. Has large 'palm -grip' size tuning dial perched atop a cabinet that's unusually boxy for the period. Not revolutionary by today's standards but must have been an eye-opener when it was first introduced! Tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by RCA Victor in 1955 excellent+ working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in excellent condition. No cracks, chips, or major scratches any where on the cabinet. No repairs, no repaints, none needed. Factory mirror glossy. The gold front grill is actually a metal piece not plastic. No rust or pitting or tarnishing. This radio is over 50 years old! The knobs are in excellent condition. Slight rub-off on dial lettering.The tuning dial is a gorgeous gold and makes a visual statement on top while being functional. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. 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 on this vintage radio 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.
COLOR: Deep dark green
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DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 5" x 5.5" (l x w x h)
Upgraded with Amazon Echo Dot™ capability. Amazon Echo Dot™ included.
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