SOLD! - May 31, 2017 - WILD CHERRY RED Mid Century Sputnik Era Vintage – Retro Radio Farm

SOLD! - May 31, 2017 - WILD CHERRY RED Mid Century Sputnik Era Vintage 1957 General Electric 862 Tube AM Radio Beautiful!

$ 249.00

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WILD CHERRY RED Mid Century Sputnik Era Vintage 1957 General Electric 862 Tube AM Radio Beautiful!

DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 5.5" x 8" (l x w x h)

COLOR: Red and White

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ADD BLUETOOTH MP3 FOR $99: Plays MP3 with cable or wirelessly from any MP3 playing device over 30 ft. Includes 3.5mm to mono RCA cable. Just plug in your MP3 player or connect wirelessly via Bluetooth. Works with any iPod, iPAD, iPhone, or Android. Switch from MP3 to AM radio with rocker switch installed on back panel. See details here

DESCRIPTION: Tabletop Tube AM radio manufactured by General Electric in 1950's excellent+ working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in very good condition. There are no cracks, chips, splits, or missing material anywhere on the cabinet. There is a soft dip in the flatness on top due to heat but not melted. The front bezel is beautiful with no cracks, dents or dings! Look at the cool atomic motif! So Plan 9! This radio is over 50 years old! Dial light works and lights up brightly. The General Electric label on the bottom edge is a little wavy on the ends. Original knobs are clear with gold color inserts and securely attached. The tuning dial works fine and smooth. The neat red power cable is in good condition and 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 unless you operate near modern megahertz devices. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications. Takes a little longer than most to warm up but sounds fine when it does. 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. When this radio was new, tailfins were all the rage! This thing belongs in a museum!

 

 

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