VERY RARE! 1941 FARNSWORTH DECO Bakelite Tube Radio OBSCURE! "Green Dial" L👀K! SWIRL BAKELITE! * TOP SHELF RESTORATION * 1 YEAR WTY! *

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Seller: radio-cafe (2,362) 100%, Location: Lamar, Colorado, Ships to: US, Item: 153669474141 ~ OVER 30 YEARS OF AUTHENTIC ANTIQUE RADIO RESTORATION! ~Offering unique tube radios for Top Shelf display, so be sure to add me to your favorites list! favorites list!The Radio-Cafe provides the customer with the Best Possible Service FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ELECTRONIC/MECHANICAL/PARTS WARRANTY IN WRITING (top shelf craftsmanship and parts are guaranteed!) QUALITY DETAILED PHOTOS OF THE COMPLETE RESTORATION (I show clear photos of the speaker,chassis, & electronics work).ALL NATURAL BAKELITE POLISHING(no enhancers,coatings,car polish glam job, or machine buffing)30 YEARS OF ANTIQUE WOOD & BAKELITE RESTORATION EXPERIENCE (long before ebay was around)CUSTOM MOLDING DEPT. WITH OVER 500 DIFFERENT DIAL LENSES IN STOCKCOMPLETE FABRICATION SHOP ALL FABRICATION WORK IS CRAFTED BY HAND (no cnc or laser cut)STRICT RESTORATION STANDARDS RESULTING IN TOP SHELF RESTORED SETS EXTENSIVE PHOTO GALLERY OF OVER 2000 DIFFERENT RADIO MODELS OF MY WORK, SAVED ON FILE SINCE THE 1990's!SPECIALIZING IN FINDING RARE TUBE RADIO SETS TO OFFER TO SERIOUS COLLECTORS AND MUSEUMS ALIKE!AUTHENTIC ANTIQUE RESTORATION I BELIEVE AN ANTIQUE SHOULD STILL LOOK LIKE ONE AFTER RESTORATION,WHICH IN TURN RETAINS THE TRUE ANTIQUE APPRAISAL VALUE! (no modern ipod/bluetooth added which only devalues the antique piece) ~ 1941 FARNSWORTH BAKELITE TUBE RADIO - MODEL BT-50 ~The Radio-Cafe is pleased to offer for your consideration this VERY RARE 1941 Pre War "Green Dial" Gem by Farnsworth Television & Radio Corp, Model BT-50 that has been fully restored ready to display and play! I encourage all of you to read about Philo T Farnsworth... the inventor of the modern day television as well as many other inventions including holder of 300 patents! His life story is truly amazing and I thank his son... Kent M Farnsworth for his personal letter and sharing his kind words with me. 1941 MODEL BT-50Looking at this gorgeous obscure set you'd never know it sat in a barn or shed for decades waiting for the radio graveyard OR a restorer to tackle the challenging restoration. When I got this radio it was obvious it had a lot of moisture damage including a frozen potentiometer and rotted wiring throughout. But the good news for the bakelite cabinet... under all that filth there were no chips or cracks... remarkable! Not only that, but a gorgeous liquid swirl bakelite finish just waiting to reveal itself.After a full week of restoration work I'm pleased to say this rare set is worthy of the best of radio collections. It NOW not only looks great on the outside but the inside as well. Many parts had to be replaced and I've included 22 individual photos for your viewing pleasure so be sure to take your time looking and reading about my work.~ CABINET ~The cabinet has been professionally polished with my ALL natural hand polishing (NO MACHINE BUFFING) NO sprays,finishing polish,polys,or any other artificial enhancers. It takes many hours through several stages to complete this natural process but when it's all said and done what you get is a Pure Natural Bakelite Shine! My attention to detail,professional work ethic, and customer service speaks for itself... I can guarantee that! ~ CHASSIS ~ The restored electronics have been given the same careful attention as the cosmetics to insure excellent playability. I use only the best capacitors and replacement parts available and even show photos of my work so you know the level of quality that goes into the chassis work. Many others claim their radios are restored but never show any of the work (red flag). In fact I saw a listing the other day that stated it had a "top to bottom" restoration..BUT, it doesn't work LOL! (can you say oxy moron?). At the Radio-Cafe... a spit polish job and a recap doesn't qualify for being restored... so be careful folks when you read "restored", as the term is used very loosely on ebay. (Bottom line... The proof is in the pudding) If you're more of a purist antique collector who prefers authentic restorations that retain greater antique appraisal value, then we have something in common and I appreciate your business. As always, this restored antique will be carefully packed,double boxed, and comes with a full one year electronics warranty in writing. Thanks for looking and God Bless! -J Waters Owner of the Radio-Cafe UNITED STATES SHIPPING ONLYPAYMENT DUE AT END OF AUCTIONDUE TO A RECENT INCREASE IN SCAM BIDDERS, I DO NOT ACCEPT BIDS FROM ZERO FEEDBACK BIDDERS OR BIDDERS WITH PRIVATE FEEDBACK!*************************************************************************** If you appreciate this kind of work then you will no doubt appreciate my Signature Series hand made tube radios that take up to a full year to complete. These tube radios are one of a kind hand crafted sets using exotic woods and different materials from around the world. There is only one set made per signature series making them truly one of a kind in the world. Stay tuned for more info on these hand crafted tube radios offered from my website for the true discerning radio or art collector!****************************************************************************As always, this radio will be carefully wrapped and double boxed for safe delivery. Buyers choice of USPS OR FEDEX.Thanks for looking! Jerry Waters - Owner of the Radio-Cafe~ FARNSWORTH RADIO RESTORATION DETAILS ~VACUUM TUBES AND RESISTORS REPLACED AS NEEDEDELECTRONICS RESTORED WITH TOP GRADE PANASONIC CAPS (no yellow or green china made junk)HEAVY DUTY FABRICATED MASONITE BACKING WITH CUSTOM LABEL ADDEDNEW CRYSTAL CLEAR DIAL LENS CUSTOM MOLDED FROM MY MOLDING DEPTORIGINAL "SPIDERWEB" LOOP ANTENNA PRISTINE SPEAKER FOR EXCELLENT CLEAR AUDIOPILOT LAMP ASSEMBLY REPLACEDPOTENTIOMETER REPLACED CHASSIS AND ALL MOVING PARTS CLEANED & LUBRICATEDRED PAINTED BRASS POINTER AND NEW DIAL BULB INSTALLEDGORGEOUS TURQUOISE GREEN DIAL SCALE IN MINT CONDITIONBEARINGS AND TRIMMER END SHAFT OILED FOR SMOOTH TUNINGALIGNMENT CHECKED AND ADJUSTEDAUDIO TESTED FOR A MINIMUM 48 HRSRADIO MEASURES APPROX: 12" WIDE X 7"TALL X 6" DEEPFULL ONE YEAR ELECTRONICS WARRANTY INCLUDED IN WRITING ~ CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS ~Exceeded my expectations.Best in class & most Knowledgeable tube radio dealerAbsolutely stunning radio, museum quality restoration. A+ packing, great emails.This Seller is truly one of the Gold Standards of antique radio restoration.Excellent Seller. Great radio. By far the best packing of a radio!Beautiful restoration! Item arrived as advertised. This seller is the real deal!Not just the best radio restorer on ebay bar none, his work is TRUE ARTISTRY!!!!THE BEST RADIO SERVICE IN THE WORLD! my 4th radio purchase! thanks jer!!!Beautiful doesn't do your craftsmanship justice,exquisite is better. arrived safeWonderful & expertly restored radio. Couldn't be happier. Professional Selleryour are a CLASS ACT!!! Thanks Again & Best Regards, StuartI thought craftsmen like this were extinct. This guy has proven me wrong! ThanksKudos for the job you did in restoring this Emerson set and the care in packing.You are truly caring, caring beyond belief;one of my best transactions. Thanks much,RobertAbsolutely beautiful- I LOVE IT-wonderful transaction-super fast mail-out -A+++Great product! Great service! No better seller anywhere!!! Thank you!Bendix arrived safe and sound due to your EXPERT PACKING the radio is MINTY*****Awesome seller and a real gentlemen. Very highly recommended***** Two thumbs up! One of the very best on eBay! Many thanks!The best wrapped radio I have ever received. Love the radio!!!! Thanks DDBKeep in mind, this antique vacuum tube radio is not a boom box,solid state radio,or any other modern type radio. It uses vacuum tube technology which can produce audio interference caused by many different things such as florescent lighting, energy saving bulbs,kitchen appliances,etc,etc... so placement of the radio is very important to avoid any possible audio interference. And like many other electronic devices,.. when not in use the radio should be unplugged to prevent any damage during electrical storms. The Radio-Cafe is a proud supporter of our troops serving around the globe, and a proud supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project & Salvation Army. Freedom is not free!... thanks to all of our Troops! ~ Thanks for looking and God Bless! ~ On Oct-06-19 at 13:49:32 PDT, seller added the following information: NOTE: I forgot to post one photo when I listed it so I've added it now (see last pic). Condition: Used, Country/Region of Manufacture: United States, Brand: GENERAL TELEVISION

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