Back in the pre World War II era, everybody wanted to be associated with that ultra-cutting edge technological craze called “Radio”, including companies as diverse as The Firestone Tire Corporation. In response, this beautiful, Machine-age styled 1939 Firestone Air Chief Model S-7426-8 was reputedly manufactured by Stewart-Warner for Firestone to put their name on and capture some of that technological glory. To resurrect that glory, it has been electronically and cosmetically restored by Doctorvoltz of Merrick, NY, a longtime vintage electronics collector and restorer and is all set for you to proudly display and play. Then, the radio was aligned by signal generator so that it plays accurately with plenty of selectivity and volume. In addition, all questionable wiring has been replaced, as has the ac line cord, and an internal inline fuse has been. Added to the chassis for safety. This radio also features pushbutton preset tuning as well as standard dial tuning and includes an internal loopstick antenna. You also have the option of attaching a long-wire antenna for more sensitive reception. , it has a small, unobtrusive modification to the radio so that you can play your iPod, MP3 player, or portable CD player through it simply by plugging the supplied cable into the headphone jack of your device and the other end into the labeled jack at the back of the radio. Cosmetically, the radio has had a complete deep-cleaning of the original two-tone walnut finish, some minor stain touchups and the application of multiple, hand-buffed paste wax coats. Though the radio has some minor blemishes and is not as flawless and sterile-looking as a newly refinished set, it retains the look and patina of a very well cared for original. Please take note of the ultra-cool knobs with their Phoenix-inspired theme. Please note, this is an open-backed radio, as were many wood, table radios from this era. So thanks for looking and. 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. IF you are looking for a bargain, and enjoy the pleasure that is derived from doing your own restoration at your pace, please check out these most affordable radios. You can listen to Spotify, IHeart, Pandora, Sirius XM, and many FM radio stations through this old vintage radio. The item “1939 Firestone Air Chief vintage vacuum tube radio” is in sale since Saturday, June 29, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Radios\Tube Radios\1930-49″. The seller is “classicdecoradio” and is located in Toledo, Ohio. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Firestone
- Modified Item: No
- Featured Refinements: Vintage Tube Radio
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States