Ivory Cream Vintage 1953 Capehart Model T-522X AM Tube Shortwave Radio Looks Classy!
DESCRIPTION: This is a tabletop tube AM shortwave radio alarm manufactured by Capehart in 1953 in excellent+ working condition. This is a factory original vanilla yellow cabinet that has a dark brownish burgundy leatherlike grill cloth. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. I was not able to pick up any shortwave stations but I was trying during the day. No chips, splits, or major scratches. There is a crack on the bottom that has been re-glued. The front grill is in good condition and shows normal wear and tear. Knobs are original and securely attached. Some gold material is missing from the inserts of the dials. The left dial is cracked and shows a dark line at the site of the crack. No missing factory labels or stickers. This radio is over 60 years old! 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 are good original 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 10" x 6" x 6.75" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Ivory with deep brownish burgundy grill
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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