SOLD! - Dec 19, 2015 - Vintage Antique Retro 1949 Philco Transitone 50-520 AM Tube Radio Brown Swirly Bakelite Works Great! Wow!
Vintage Antique Retro 1949 Philco Transitone 50-520 AM Tube Radio Brown Swirly Bakelite Works Great! Wow!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 6" x 7" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Brown swirly bakelite
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DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube radio manufactured by Philco in the 1949 timeframe still in excellent+ working condition. No cracks, splits, abrasions, or missing material anywhere on the cabinet! The front grill is intact no blemishes. All knobs, dial pointer, etc are present, working, not missing. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without external antenna attachment. Excellent art deco design! Bakelite cabinet is flawless mirror-like glossy condition. No dial light. Not designed with one, but should have. The knobs are matching brown bakelite securely attached. This radio is over 65 years old! All the dial numbering and lettering is crisp and clear. No missing numbering, dots or dashes, or anything. No smudges or yellowing. The tuning and volume dials work fine. The unit powers on and off with a definite click. All out of spec 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. The original power cord and plug is in good working condition with no cracks, or splits or electrical tape repair. 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. When this radio was new, Harry S Truman was president! This thing belongs in a museum!