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Crosley Military Radio Receiver Transmitter BC-654-A

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Crosley Military Receiver Transmitter Model # BC-654-A If there is no bid on this item in the final 48 hours we reserve the right to end the auction. This item will ship only to the 48 Continental U.S. States. Sorry, but size and weight are a bit much for this item to ship any further. ************************************************ This is a nice vintage piece of U.S. Army WWII radio equipment. An unusual item to add to your vintage radio or military collection. I cannot say if this radio works or not. I don't know anything about testing or repairing this type of equipment, so it is being sold as untested for parts or restoration. This receiver/transmitter is a huge unit. It measures 18" wide by 14" deep by 9 1/2" tall. It weighs in at 52 1/2 lbs by itself and not packed for shipping. There is a metal tag on the outside of the lid as well as the top of the operating panel. Both indicated the unit was made by The Crosley Corporation of Cincinnati, OH. The also indicate the unit was made for the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Inside the lid is a large metal tag with the operating instructions. There is also a Calibration Chart on the inside of the lid. The only obvious damage I can see is one of the arms that holds the lid open is detached from the side of the box. I imagine this can be repaired by pushing the arm back into the slot. I tried but it needed a little more force than I could get on it by hand. There is also a part with 5 stray wires coming out of it (see photos). I'm not sure this is the way it is supposed to be. It may not be damaged, but it just doesn't look right to me. I turned the tuning dials for the receiver, transmitter and antenna tuning and they all worked just fine. There is a meter for the antenna current. The glass on this meter is in good shape with no cracks. The dial lock for the receiver dial locks as it should. The antenna selector, standby switch and main switch all clicked as they should between each setting. There are little spring loaded covers for plugin connectors such as mic and earphones. All of the springs are still nice and strong and keep the little lids closed. I would have love to get photos of this thing on the inside, but I'm not quite sure how to open it up without causing any damage. Sorry. There is a bit of a musty scent to this unit. You would have to be within two feet of it to smell it. I don't think it's a horrible, but it is present. The outside of the box does have its share of scrapes, scratches, missing and chipped paint. It is dusty and dirty, but certainly not bad considering its age. One thing I don't see are dents. I imagine this was probably built to survive anything but a direct hit. Like I stated earlier I have no idea if this unit works or not, but if you enjoy working on this type of radio equipment or are a collector of military items this should be difficult to pass up. There are not too many of these floating around. *********************************************************************************** We list a wide variety of collectibles discovered at estate auctions. Click on our store link below to view our auctions. You never know what you'll find. Visit My eBay Store: For Shiny Pennies We send weekly emails to notify our customers of newly listed items. If you would like to receive these emails click on the link to add us to your favorites list. We're also on Facebook. You will have a chance to see what's coming weeks before it arrives on eBay. We attend many estate auctions. If your searching for something, let us know. We'll keep our eyes open for you. You can find us at our email address: JDRSales@aol.com The Facebook page will say John D. 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