Great Looking Vintage Bakelite Crosley 56TX-L AM Tube Radio - White - Partially Working Condition with Repairable Issue

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Great Looking Vintage Bakelite Crosley 56TX-L AM Tube Radio - White - Partially Working Condition with Repairable Issue

59.99

Very cool vintage AM tube radio from Crosley, the model 56TX-L, in white/ivory. This radio is in very good cosmetic condition, especially considering its age. Its white plastic body shows very little scuffing or scratching. Nice, unique piece! The only condition issue to note are some minor nicks in the paint, clearly visible in photos.

Mechanically, the radio works too, tuning in bands all across the AM spectrum. ***HOWEVER***, future owner should note that once the radio fully warms up, the sound can fade out completely. The radio's original owner told me that it is because a piece of mica inside of the radio has become brittle with age. This should be repairable. Price reflects this condition issue. 

Approximately 12" L x 6" W x 7" H. 

From Radiomuseum.org:


Country: United States of America (USA)
Manufacturer / Brand: Crosley Radio Corp.; Cincinnati (OH)
Year: 1946 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 5: 12SA7 12SK7 12SQ7 50L6GT 35Z5GT
Main principle Super-Heterodyne (Super in general); ZF/IF 455 kHz; 2 AF stage(s)
Wave bands Broadcast and Short Wave (SW).
Details
Power type and voltage AC/DC-set / 105-125 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) / Ø 4 inch = 10.2 cm
Power out 1.5 W (unknown quality)
from Radiomuseum.org Model: 56TX - Crosley Radio Corp.;
Material Modern plastics (no Bakelite or Catalin)
Shape Tablemodel, with any shape - general.
Dimensions (WHD) 11.5 x 7.25 x 6 inch / 292 x 184 x 152 mm
Notes Like many Crosleys, the dial has the legend "American" at the top and "Overseas" at the bottom, indicating that the top lists the standard American broadcast band 540-1600 kc and the bottom lists shortwave freq from 5.8 to 15 mc. It also proudly bears the stamp "Union Made, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers".
Collectors' prices  
External source of data Ernst Erb
Source of data Collector's Guide to Antique Radios 4. Edition
Circuit diagram reference Rider's Perpetual, Volume 15 = 1947 and before
Mentioned in The Radio Collector's Directory and Price Guide 1921 - 1965

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