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RCA 8-BX-7J (1956)
(plastic tube portable radio)

RCA 8-BX-7J (1956)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!

RCA introduced the technology for compact tube portable radios in 1939 with the introduction of miniature 1-volt tubes. By 1956, the era of tube portables was coming to a close, with transistors showing advantages in battery life and compactness. However, transistors were still expensive, so tube portables were still sold for another year or two. Tube portable radios could also run off AC power, unlike transistor radios. This grey plastic RCA is in nice condition and performs like new; there are no significant chips or cracks in the case. The chassis has been meticulously restored with all new capacitors, new resistors where needed, a strong set of tubes, replacement of the selenium rectifier with a silicon diode, and a full RF/IF alignment for best sensitivity and selectivity. Safety has been upgraded by installing a new polarized power cord with modified switch wiring for hot-side switching. The speaker is in good condition and sound quality is good. The tuner has a Vernier mechanism for easy tuning. The ferrite antenna is rotatable for best reception. Small and light, so shipping will not be expensive. 11"W x 8"H x 3-1/2"D.

RCA 8-BX-7J (1956)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!

RCA introduced the technology for compact tube portable radios in 1939 with the introduction of miniature 1-volt tubes. By 1956, the era of tube portables was coming to a close, with transistors showing advantages in battery life and compactness. However, transistors were still expensive, so tube portables were still sold for another year or two. Tube portable radios could also run off AC power, unlike transistor radios. This grey plastic RCA is in nice condition and performs like new; there are no significant chips or cracks in the case. The chassis has been meticulously restored with all new capacitors, new resistors where needed, a strong set of tubes, replacement of the selenium rectifier with a silicon diode, and a full RF/IF alignment for best sensitivity and selectivity. Safety has been upgraded by installing a new polarized power cord with modified switch wiring for hot-side switching. The speaker is in good condition and sound quality is good. The tuner has a Vernier mechanism for easy tuning. The ferrite antenna is rotatable for best reception. Small and light, so shipping will not be expensive. 11"W x 8"H x 3-1/2"D.

Sold by Tom Albrecht on December 12, 2023
Listed price on date of sale - $125.00
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