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Semi-rare vintage 1940s Admiral 6RT-43A Radio Receiver & Phonograph combination system. Admiral was a brand from Continental Radio & Television Corporation out of Chicago, Illinois. This "All American Five" tablemodel's external cabinet is made almost entirely out of wood, save for a front screen & dial that contains a working light to illuminate the numbers. Under the hood the Admiral 6RT43A has a built in loop antenna and 5 vacuum tubes; the record changer is model RC160A while the radio chassis is 5B1A. The unit itself has a serial number 24268 and original manufacturing labels are located on the underside.
Includes a Wilcox-Gay Recordio Disc, dated 1952. Measures 17" by 18" and stands 13" tall when lid is closed; weighs approx. 8 kilograms. Uses traditional AC power, has a regular two-prong plug attached to a cord that's in excellent condition. This record player takes the older, thicker 10" shellac records, not vinyl ones.
Condition: Contains all-original parts including tubes. We plugged it in, and it works! Both the radio and the turntable (which likely needs a new needle) are functional (AM radio stations come in strong, phonographs 'spins' as it should). It would take a minimal amount of effort to restore this beauty to its former glory. Outer wood has some damage to the veneer resulting in cracking and bubbling.