SOLD! - Nov 16, 2017 - WILD LOOKING MAROON FOOTBALL Retro Deco Modernist 1950 Sparton Model 132 AM Tube Radio Totally Restored!
WILD LOOKING MAROON FOOTBALL Retro Deco Modernist 1950 Sparton Model 132 AM Tube Radio Totally Restored!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13" x 6" x 6" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Maroon and gold, almost cranberry.
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DESCRIPTION: This is a rare and prescient design by the folks at Sparton. Looks current even by today's standards, but must have seemed bizarre and out of this world in 1950 when it was introduced. I like it better than the Zenith racetrack radio. Tabletop vacuum tube AM radio alarm clock manufactured by the venerable Sparton company in early fifties in excellent to mint condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial. This radio is louder than most and clear as a bell. Cabinet is original condition top and sides original molded maroon plastic. No cracks, chips, or abrasions on top front or sides. Miracle, considering the thin unsupported expanse of top plastic. No repaints. No repairs. None needed. The only design of its kind. Original gold metal grill is in excellent condition. The little plastic volume and tone covers are in excellent condition with no broken tabs, cracks, warping, or rub off lettering. This radio is over 65 years old! The tuning dial works fine. Original power cable is securely attached no breaks, splits, or exposed wiring. Numerous surface scratches on the bottom but no cracks, chips, or missing material not even by the screw holes. Original backing board in good condition. All paper and wax capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents so this radio has another 50+ years or more of playing time! 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 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.
WEBSITE: For more info on this and many other radios I have for sale, please go to my website Retro Radio Farm
SHIPPING: I make best effort to package all my items carefully using industry standard packing materials; styrofoam peanuts, bubble wrap, foam sleeves, or a combination of any or all these (depending on the item). I insure every package for the full purchase price. If any damage occurs during shipping, I will be happy to give you a full refund including your shipping paid. Shipping and handling charges are estimates only. There are no refunds on overpaid shipping amounts. Please bid accordingly. There are no warranties on the items. International shipping is provided using most economical means for actual shipping amount as calculated in auction listing "Shipping & Payments" details section. I can accommodate for your FEDEX Global Ship account if you provide your account number. You must notify FEDEX to schedule pickup. You can use Ebay Global Shipping program. Please contact me if you want a more accurate shipping quote in advance. Ebay international shipping calculator is notorious for overestimating shipping costs to certain countries. International shipping insurance covers only to US Customs border. No refunds for damaged or lost shipments after it has cleared US Customs. You must buy your own insurance if you want coverage after it clears US Customs. No guarantees on international delivery timeframes. That being said, I have heard good experiences from all my international buyers over the years. To date, I have not experienced any damaged or lost shipments.