RCA Victor Bakelite Radio, Model 8-X-541 circa 1949
In recompense for picking up a ton of books, we got this little vintage radio. “Little”, of course, in relation to its era. Plugged it in, nothing… then Richie made the very reasonable point that “the tubes might need to warm up”. And so it was! The “Golden Voice” has become a little froggy over the years, no doubt a tube or two could do with replacing. Check out the listing on ebay, where there are many more photos for your perusal. A little Google searching revealed some forums and blog posts dedicated to vintage radios like this, and a lot specifically on this model!