This robust and impressive table radio must have been in the works just as the USA was entering WWII. The intricate wood veneers, burl wood inlays, and stepped columns make for a very beautiful and interesting cabinet. Called the “Pan American”, it is in almost perfect condition. With seven tubes, it has excellent sensitivity, selectivity and reception. With a six inch speaker, the warm and mellow tube is very pleasing. The SW (short wave) bands work best using a longer external antenna 12 ft. The push buttons are all functional and can be set to your local stations. It has bass/treble tone control for your listening preference. And of course a. S with all of the radios I restore, it has been gone over with the utmost attention to detail. The cabinet was stripped of the old varnish and lacquer, keeping the original stain. It was then nourished, rejuvenated and balanced. The bottom and top trim were redone with dark walnut toner. The entire cabinet was then given eight coats of clear lacquer with excellent results and the photos speak for themselves. A new Firestone decal was installed. The dial face/cover is in excellent condition with crisp and clear graphics that are softy lighted by two bulbs. He knobs and push buttons are original and have been polished. The grill clothe is original and is in very good condition. The back cover is in excellent condition. The power cord was replaced, using the original plug. Felt pads were added to the bottom to protect your furniture. 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. The dial cord was replaced. The radio was aligned, peaked and tuned for optimal reception and quality of sound using the internal loop antenna and the SW external antenna. This 78 year old has a bold and majestic presence and should be displayed in a prominent location. Just imagine all of the news of the world, music and stories this wonderful radio has broadcast. It would be a wonderful as a gift or as an addition to the collection. Ewly restored inside and out, it will continue to provide many more years of reliable enjoyment if well cared for. 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 Firestone AM/SW Tube Radio S7398-8 (1942) COMPLETELY RESTORED” is in sale since Saturday, June 27, 2020. 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, Canada, Bahamas, Uruguay.
- Brand: Firestone
- Featured Refinements: Vintage Tube Radio