TURQUOISE AND WICKER Vintage 1949 Capehart Model 3T55B AM Vacuum Tube Radio Totally Restored!
DESCRIPTION: Here's another wild design from the uninhibited Capehart design team. Rare design from a somewhat flamboyant manufacturer. This is a tabletop tube AM radio alarm manufactured by Capehart in late forties or early fifties in excellent+ working condition. This is a turquoise painted cabinet that has been repainted with factory matching turquoise paint. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. This radio is in excellent working and physical condition. No cracks, chips, splits, or major scratches. The front wicker is original material no rips, no fraying, no holes, no discoloration. The wicker material serves as a striking counterpoint texturally to the turquoise bakelite. Knobs are original and securely attached. No missing factory labels or stickers. This radio is over 60 years old! No dial light. Not designed with one. All the dial numbering is crisp and clear. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine and 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 original power cord and plug is in excellent working condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected. The backing board is a new replacement. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection. Comes from non-smoking, mature, clean professional environment.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 9.5" x 5" x 6" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Turquoise and wicker! Wowee!
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: plastic
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier