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Sunday, June 30, 2013

New radio, coming soon!

Coming soon to our Etsy shop, one plaskon-like Montgomery Wards Airline radio in butter cream. This simple beauty would look great hanging out in a vintage kitchen. Perfect for listening to the game on, or those classic oldies stations.

Body of this mid-century radio is a creamy almost translucent plaskon-like plastic with nary a chip, crack or repair. The only flaw is a slight dent to the dial tuner, see second last picture at the bottom. Very minute but worth mentioning. Otherwise, this radio is near mint. Back is complete and in like-new condition. I cleaned the body of the radio but neglected to clean the underside, as you can see in the last picture. I'll leave that to the new owner.

This radio is in excellent working condition, as you can see from the video included at the bottom of this post. Pulls in stations clear across the dial without any annoying background hum. There is some static initially but clears up within a minute or so. This is a classic 5 tube radio, model GSE16020A, rarely seen. I've not seen another in this butter colour; normally this model comes in a swirly faux catalin plastic, in tans and browns. Civil defense triangles complete the dial face. Birth date: Between 1953 and 1957.

Without further ado, here are some pictures: