Antique Mantola vintage tube radio in wood cabinet restored and working

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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 17, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House
Up for auction is a 1940 Mantola antique tube radio model R-454 in a gorgeous walnut cabinet with wood moldings and inlays, vertical grill bars and large rectangular dial in bakelite escutcheon. This is a 7 tube AM/SW radio with internal loop antenna, three rotary controls for on/off/volume, tone, band selector, tuning and six push buttons for preset tuning. Radio was recapped, tubes tested and replaced as needed. New dial lights and speaker were installed. Chassis was cleaned and controls lubricated. Push buttons mechanism was cleaned and lubricated. AM reception is good and clear. SW picks up late at night (may require larger antenna in your area). Cabinet was cleaned and hand rubbed with Finish Restorer. There are some blemishes and finish imperfections from previous restoration (see pictures). New vintage grill cloth was installed. Dial face and cover are clear and well lit. All original bakelite knobs and push buttons are present and operate properly. Dimensions are : 19"Lx9"Wx10"H Radio will be securely packed and shipped insured with delivery confirmation by Fed Ex Home Delivery Shipping cost to lower 48 states is $26.00 Free local pick up. Thank you and

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