This is a beautiful and fully working Braun SK2/2 tube radio with a Bakelite case dating from the late 1950s to very early 1960s. This model was in production from 1959 to 1961. It was designed by Artur Braun and Fritz Eichler in the same year that the renowned Dieter Rams was hired by the firm. With its simplicity and aesthetic beauty, this really is a design classic and can be found in various museums around the world.
To me, it still looks genuinely modern, despite the design being around 60 years old. It's in original condition and hasn't been repainted or played around with at all.
This means there are various imperfections to the paint on the Bakelite casing. Also, there is some damage to the panel at the back, but it's not loose and remains solidly in place. Despite its original condition and age, it's still highly presentable and looks fantastic.
I've tried to show the radio from all angles in the pictures, but can happily provide more photos. There is slight crackling when compared to a modern radio, but it's still fine to listen to. If you plug in an external aerial (which is not included, but cheaply and easily available), it becomes louder and improves the signal, so you can turn the volume quite low.
As it works well and I have no technical knowledge at all, I thought it best to just leave the cover in place. If you want some pictures of the tubes etc inside, let me know. If you want to see a video of it working, please message me through WhatsApp on 07982713548 and I will send you a video. It has its original German plug, so I'll included a European to UK plug adaptor.
If you prefer, you can obviously just cut the plug off and put a UK one on. The item "Working vintage SK 2/2 1950s Braun midcentury tube radio original condition" is in sale since Wednesday, December 26, 2018. This item is in the category "Sound & Vision\Vintage Sound & Vision\Radios".
The seller is "midcenturymarvels" and is located in Romford. This item can be shipped worldwide.