Umber Brown Bakelite 1948 RCA Victor Model 8-X-541 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Sounds Great Popular Bakelite!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop vacuum tube AM vacuum tube radio alarm manufactured by RCA Victor in 1948 in excellent working and physical condition.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly around the dial without need of external antenna attachment.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original factory molded Bakelite cabinet. No cracks, chips or major scratches or missing pieces. Not repainted, no touch up not over sprayed. Gold color metal tuning and top trim piece is shiny and securely attached.
KNOBS: Original large factory clear plastic tuning knob is intact and securely attached no broken attach post. Tuning dial works fine no slipping no sticky spots. Volume on/off switch is original and securely attached.
LOGO: No missing logos.
DIAL LIGHT: Dial light works and lights brightly.
INTERNAL ELECTRONICS: 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. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected.
POWER CORD: The brand new replacement power cord and safety polarized plug are in excellent condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
BACKING BOARD: Original backing board securely mounted to the back of the cabinet.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: No missing bottom labels.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 10.5" x 6" x 7" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 5 lbs 11 oz
COLOR: Brown Bakelite
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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 good