Vintage RCA VICTOR 8X681Tube Radio, Black Case, Works! - (eBay item 290172964679 end time Oct-27-07 19:10:41 PDT)
Are you into vintage tube radios?
This table model tube radio is RCA Victor model 8X681. It's an AM/FM in a black metal case with a dial that lights up when plugged in and turned on. It works!
The label on the bottom says, "Model 8X681 Superheterodyne. Range: 540-1600, 9400-12,000 Kilocycles. Serial No. B 003667. Rating AD/DC, Volta 115, Cycles 50-60, Watts 30."
There's a Guarantee and a Notice in tiny print.
"For Finest Performance Use Only Genuine RCA Radio Tubes. RCA Victor, Trade Marks Reg. U.S. Pat Off, Radio Corporation of America, RCA Victor Division, Camden, NJ,. U.S.A."
It shows the "His Master's Voice" icon.
The diagram shows the Location of Tubes:
"To Replace Tubes and Dial Lamp, remove four screws through holes in base." The lamp part is Mazda 47. Someone's handwriting on the label says "Mrs. Ron Patton" (I think) and "28411."
- 12BA6 (yes, two of these)
The black label on the right shows a woman's head and says, "This is to Certify that this instrument includes the matched elements required in the production of 'Golden Throat' tone. D.D. Cole, Chief Engineer, Home Instrument Department, RCA Victor."
The dial on the far right selects the station. The one right beside it moves less easily and probably selects the AM or FM mode. The dial on the far left turns the radio on and controls the volume. The one beside it adjusts the tone.
Did you know there's a site on-line for fans of old radios? Visit www.radiomuseum.org to see many old models.
The radio measures 12 1/2" long by 8" high by 7" thick with a 62" cord. It weighs 9 lb. 9.8 oz.
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