SOLD! - May 18, 2014 - WOW! NOS Olive Green Retro Vintage 1960's Luxtone Portable AM FM Radio WORKS!
WOW! NOS Olive Green Retro Vintage 1960's Luxtone Portable AM FM Radio WORKS!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 6.75" x 3.5" x 9.25" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Olive Green
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop Tube AM radio manufactured by Luxtone in early 1960's in excellent+ working condition. Picks up AM and FM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial. Original box, packaging Styrofoam, plastic bag and rubber band. The shoulder strap is missing. The original batteries are missing. Cabinet is in minty new condition in padded olive green vinyl. No chips, dents or dings or scratches. Handle is pristine. This radio is over 50 years old! All the dial numbers are crisp and clear. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. Original tuning knob is grey. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. The chrome knobs are original and nice. The power cable is in original unwound condition. No electronic restoration was needed. No screw has been turned since this radio left the factory in Honk Kong back in the early sixties. 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. Comes from non-smoking, mature, clean professional environment no pets. This thing belongs in a museum!
WEBSITE: For more info on this and many other radios I have for sale, please go to my website Retro Radio Farm
OPERATION: These old tube radios are better sounding than solid state audio devices, in my opinion. Nothing beats high voltages and heat in generating a warm organic sound that seems to fill the room. By comparison, solid state or digital seems to just approximate this effect. It's for this reason that the highest quality audio equipment and amplifiers used by musicians today are still based heavily on vacuum tubes. Not surprisingly, rewards come with risks. Old vacuum tube technology until the sixties operate at high voltage and high heat compared to solid state electronics prevalent from sixties onward. Furthermore, these old designs are 'hot-grounded' to the AC line as opposed to the third prong "cold" ground. Most of the radios made in the forties were wired point-to-point which meant inconsistencies during manufacture. Never put your hands inside one of these old radios when it's turned on or plugged in. Never leave these radios turned on for an extended period of time unattended. Do not operate these devices on a metal table. Do not operate these radios on a wet surface. If the surface underneath one of these radios gets wet, pull out the plug before turning it off and dry everything off before attempting to turn it back on. For best performance, do not operate this radio near a modern electronic device; computer, microwave, home security, fluorescent light, etc. You will hear a constant humming or whining. All vacuum tubes take some time to warm up, no more than 30 sec to a minute at the most. The radio listed in this auction is restored only, not refurbished. With the right care and proper use, it should provide a (another!) lifetime of use. Great for décor, a conversation piece, etc. They getting more collectible and increasing in value too. Besides, everyone already has an fancy stereo, iPod or MP3 player!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.X