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The original Packard Bell name
began in September 1933 and became known for their “stationizing" their
radio dials. The most renowned Packard bell Radio is the Japanese
made, eight-transistor AR-851 best-known for its use as a prop on popular 1960’s
television show “Gilligan’s Island” (Mary Ann or Ginger).
This Radio has had all paper
Capacitors replaced including Electrolytic; tubes have been tested and appear
strong. This radio has been cleaned and the exterior resurfaced and brought Lustrous
shine. Additionally in order to highlight this radio Unique Art Deco styling’s its
trim has been highlighted in 18KT gold.
The dial face and grill cloth
were showing their age thus were replaced with one items we believe complements
this radios styling. Finally the thin film celluloid dial face cover had become
nearly opaque so it to was replaced as well. All other equipment is we believe original
to this radio.
This Machine is a superhetrodyne
type for standard broadcast/AM frequencies. It tunes and plays well.
This unit has is in excellent conditions
and is completely functional other than what is mentioned above in the
refurbishment process there is little else to be said.
Also please look at all the
photos they are the highest resolution so any detail can be scrutinized.
Any questions please ask.
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Rare Vintage 1948 Packard-bell Art Deco (ivory W/18kt Gold) Tube Radio Mdl-100 : $177