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Vintage General Radio Model 2A5 Tabletop Radio (1947) Post-WW2 Tuner

Regular price $200
Regular price $325 Sale price $200
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The Vintage General Radio Model 2A5 Tabletop Radio (1947) is a must-have for any collector. Despite its bumps and bruises, this functioning piece of history is a true gem. Whether for its classic design or its value as a collectible, this vintage find is sure to impress.

Immerse yourself in the golden era of radio with the General Radio Model 2A5. This classic tabletop radio is not just a vintage electronic device; it’s a slice of history, offering a unique blend of nostalgia and functionality.

Key Features:

• Manufactured by: General Radio & Television, Chicago, USA.
• Year of Manufacture: 1947.
• Design: Tablemodel without push buttons, Mantel/Midget/Compact up to 14.
• Dimensions: 9 x 7.25 x 5.5 inches (229 x 184 x 140 mm).
• Weight: 4.8 lb (4 lb 12.8 oz) / 2.179 kg.
• Wave Bands: Broadcast only (MW).
• Circuit Type: Superheterodyne (common); Intermediate Frequency (IF) 456 kHz; 2 AF stage(s).
• Tubes: 5 Tubes - 12SA7, 12SK7, 12SQ7, 35Z5, 50L6.
• Power Supply: AC/DC set, compatible with 90 - 120 Volt.
• Loudspeaker: Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) / Ø 4.5 inch = 11.4 cm.
• Case Material: Wooden case, available with brown or ivory trim.

Fully operational and in fair to good condition, retaining its original charm and sound quality. The wooden case showcases the craftsmanship of the era, with a design that resonates with both vintage collectors and enthusiasts of historic electronics.

*please see photos for specific condition details.

Collector’s Note:
This General Radio Model 2A5 is a testament to the technological advancements of the post-WW2 era. It’s an ideal piece for those interested in vintage electronics, radio history, or 1940s Americana.

Perfect for:

• Vintage technology collectors.
• Enthusiasts of 1940s Americana.
• Retro-themed décor.
• Educational purposes in technology and history.

Experience the allure of the 1940s with this perfectly preserved General Radio Model 2A5, a piece that not only tells time but also tells a story. Own a piece of history today!


  • Notes: Some bumps and bruises; please see all photographs for condition details
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    • Grade: Good
    • Condition: Used
    • Grade: Good
    • Department: Unisex adults
    • Brand: General Radio
    • Color: Brown
    • Pattern: Solid
    • Style: Tabletop Radio
    • Publication Year: 1947


    • Material: Wood

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    • eBAY Category ID: 932
    • Country: USA
    • Shipping: Free Standard Shipping

    Care Instructions

    Most of our items are standard wash & wear - however, different brands react better than others.

    Please follow the manufacturers care instructions.


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