Rocketship Red Mid Century Sputnik Period Trav-Ler 1959 Model T-213 AM Tube Radio Blast Off!
COLOR: Red with Gold metal front frame
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DESCRIPTION: If you are preparing for interplanetary travel, you will need this radio in your flying saucer. The lighted top display register with AM slide indicator is patent retro futurism. The gold metal surround adds some unexpected heft to the whole package like it's a radio with tail fins! This is the radio Duran Duran would have tuned into in Barbarella. And Jane would expressed her approval. To say it is rare would be an understatement. This radio has sleek Courbusier-ish design elements that you don't see from other manufacturers so it's truly a monumental statement in mid century product design. Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Travler in 1959 in excellent working condition. Some minute stress fractures along the bottom of the display register. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is original factory molded shiny red plastic. No cracks, no chips, no dents anywhere on the cabinet. There are micro scratches and minor abrasions throughout the cabinet due to normal wear and tear over the years. The metal front frame is faded from age and normal use. The transparent top display is lighted brightly from both ends so you can see and tune into your favorite AM station in deep space. This radio is over 60 years old! No missing ink, smudges. Some rub-off on dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine. No slipping. The power cable is 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. 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.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 10" x 5.5" x 6" (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