Are you looking to add something to your collection that you dont see very often? Its the General Electric model 442, from 1954. The cabinet has been polished with my 4 step process that brings out the original factory finish. It has the original knobs, tube layout label and back. It does have some age-appropriate scratches, but there are no cracks, chips, or repairs.The deep marbled plastic cabinet and the lighted dial give it an outstanding look. Reception is through a standard loop antenna which is attached to the back of the radio. It easily picks up stations up and down the dial. It also has an RCA jack at the rear to allow you to plug in your iPhone or mp3 player. Thoroughly bench tested for a minimum of ten days, this unique radio is ready for you to use and enjoy.
Since it is fully restored you will want to listen to it every day! I went through the chassis and replaced all of the electrolytic (filter) capacitors, the major cause of hum.I then replaced all of the wax/paper capacitors. The resistors were then checked and any more than 20% of their original value were replaced. A new dial light was also installed. All of the tubes were tested.
Using my Precision 612 tube tester. The volume control and tuning capacitor were lubed so they now operate smoothly and quietly. I also replaced the power cord with a polarized cord for your safety. I then carefully cleaned and polished the chassis to a pleasing luster.
He intermediate and radio frequency circuits were aligned to their peak utilizing my HP 8601A RF sweep generator. And my B+K Precision VTVM. This will be a great addition to anyone's collection. Please wait for my invoice with the correct cost.PLEASE NOTE: I will pack it well so that it will arrive undamaged. 13.75 x 6.125 x 6.625inch. I TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN EVERY RADIO THAT I RESTORE. Please remember, although this radio has been restored to its original specs, it is still a vintage radio that employs vintage technology. At the time it was manufactured it was not subject to the tremendous amount of RF interference that is generated today from computers, flat screen TVs, high-speed cable modems, light dimmers, etc. Careful placement of the radio is essential to minimize audio interference. It is my experience that different parts of my home will give me better reception than others. Some experimenting may be necessary for best reception. The item "Vintage GE Mid-Century Modern AM Tube Radio Model 442-RESTORED" is in sale since Sunday, November 28, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Radios\Tube Radios\1950-59". The seller is "ea327_for_radios" and is located in Lake in the Hills, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.