Monday, May 13, 2013

Antique Radio

I've always found vintage electronics to be fascinating, particularly old radios. They built products with style back then, and completely by hand. I picked up this RCA Victor 6-RF-9 radio on craigslist the other day for only $20, it's a 1950s era AM/FM 9 tube radio. It was already in great condition externally, but cleaning up the case and polishing the brass has really made it look great. I am working on getting some capacitors to replace all the old perished electrolytic and waxed paper capacitors inside, and it will hopefully be in working order after that! Pictured is the housing after cleaning and polishing, the actual radio chassis is on the workbench waiting for parts.