Very good selectivity, sensitivity and reception with rich and mellow tube sound using the included 10 foot external antenna wire. It also has a bass/treble control for your listening preference. S with all of the radios I restore, it has been gone over with the utmost attention to detail. The cabinet was cleaned, polished & buffed using my three step process and as can be seen, the results are outstanding.The dial graphics are crisp, clear & nicely lighted. The knobs have been polished. While others of this model have either light or dark knobs, I found this one with the two different colors. I think they add character to the radio! The grill cloth was replaced.
The original knobs were polished. The power cord is new, using the original plug. He photos say the rest about how wonderfully this beautiful radio displays and the charming presence it has. Electronically, the chassis was restored, cleaned and serviced, with all paper/wax and electrolytic capacitors replaced with new ones.
Tubes and resistors were tested and replaced as needed. All controls and contacts were detail cleaned and lubricated.
Wiring and other components were replaced as needed. A new dial cord was installed. The radio was aligned, peaked and tuned for optimal reception and quality of sound using the included external wire antenna. This quite rare radio does not show up for sale too often. It would be a great addition to a collector's array of radios or an excellent gift for that discerning someone.At 84 years old, it once again looks like new and old at the same time. And, now that it is completely restored, it sounds like it too!
It will continue to bring reliable enjoyment for many more years if well cared for. It can also be affected by FAX machines and other devices.
If you are having reception interference, try turning off those devices and check for improvement. Note: Tube radios consist of a variety of vacuum tubes, capacitors, resistors and other electronic components. This radio has been disassembled, cleaned, and components tested. All non-functioning or suspect components were replaced. Vacuum tubes are similar to light bulbs in that an interior filament heats up inside the vacuum tube.
When the filament burns out, the tube will need to be replaced. The tubes in this radio are in good. The longevity of the tube and its filaments is related to the length of time the radio is operated and the frequency of turning the radio power on and off.The item "Vintage GE Bakelite AM/SW Tube Radio F-51 (1937) RARE & COMPLTETELY RESTORED" is in sale since Wednesday, November 3, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Radios\Tube Radios\1930-49". The seller is "holman9099" and is located in Homestead, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.