Vintage Art Deco 1950s EMERSON Model 659 AM Bakelite Tabletop 8-Tube Radio - Working Condition


Vintage Art Deco 1950s EMERSON Model 659 AM Bakelite Tabletop 8-Tube Radio - Working Condition


Very clean 1950s Emerson AM Tube Radio - Model 659. This radio is in good working condition, and clearly tunes in stations on the AM band with minimal static in between stations. 

Bakelite body in decent condition, with some scuffing and loss of gloss on the body from age. Still looks pretty great considering that it is almost 70 years old. Cord is in good condition - I had difficulty photographing the tubes - interior is dusty but in good shape. Attractive piece for decor, or for regular use! 

Please let me know if you have any questions, and thank you for looking!

Country: United States of America (USA)
Manufacturer / Brand: Emerson Radio & Phonograph Corp.; New York, NY
alternative name

Emerson Television
Year: 1951/1952 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 8: 6BJ6 12AT7 12BE6 6BJ6 6BJ6 6BH6 19T8 50L6
Main principle Super-Heterodyne (Super in general); ZF/IF 455/10700 kHz; 2 AF stage(s)
Tuned circuits 6 AM circuit(s) 9 FM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast (BC) and FM or UHF.
Power type and voltage AC/DC-set / 117 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil)
Power out
from Model: 659B Ch= 120126-B - Emerson Radio & Phonograph
Material Moulded (Bakelite or Plastics)
Shape Tablemodel, Mantel/Midget/Compact up to 14" width, but not a Portable (See power data. Sometimes with handle but for mains only).
Dimensions (WHD) 13.5 x 7.75 x 7 inch / 343 x 197 x 178 mm
BC (540-1620kHz) and FM (88-108MHz) bands. Built-in loop antenna for BC band. Selenium Rectifier. Walnut plastic cabinet.

Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg) 8 lb 15 oz (8.938 lb) / 4.058 kg
Price in first year of sale 59.95 USD

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Let me know if you have any questions and thank you!

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