SOLD! - Dec 11, 2014 - WILD CHERRY Retro Jetsons Vintage 1955 Sylvania Model 1102 AM Tube Radio With Speakerphone!
WILD CHERRY Retro Jetsons Vintage 1955 Sylvania Model 1102 AM Tube Radio With Speakerphone!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 9" x 5.5" x 6" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Bright Red. Like Wild Cherry Red.
YOUTUBE VIDEO (cut&paste link): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0JKLwaXsJ4&list=UUNXdUWfWZHpaDdrOyesz1Cw
MP3: Plays MP3 for $99 more, includes cable. See details here (cut&paste link): http://www.retroradiofarm.com/collections/frontpage/products/play-mp3-from-your-ipod-ipad-galaxy-or-mp3-player
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop Tube AM radio manufactured by Sylvania in 1950's excellent working condition. Cabinet is original molded red color. The top and left side has repaired and repainted cracks. The front gold metal trim is faded but visible condition. Knobs are original and securely attached. This radio has original side panel to switch to telephone mode! It's not exactly Apple innovation but it does work if you have a old telephone with a RCA plug! Not exactly an idea that caught on but it's novel you have to admit. You can switch from listening to your radio to talking with someone on the phone! Neat-o! You can actually use this feature nowadays to play MP3 as wekk! Now, that's useful! This radio is over 60 years old! No dial light. Not designed with one. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine. The power cable is securely attached. The original cord was coming apart by the attachment. The power cord is routed through the backing board and securely knotted on the inside to prevent detachment. 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 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!