Carrara White Plaskon 1946 General Electric Model 50 Retro AM Vacuum Tube Clock Radio Works and Looks Great!
DESCRIPTION: If you have a marble bathroom, this clock radio would blend right in! Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by General Electric in the early 1946-1947 time-frame excellent working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial with external antenna attachment. Model number 50. Cabinet is original factory molded vanilla ivory color plaskon with attractive golden clock face. Plaskon is a predecessor of modern plastics. Very dense high quality material. Due to its hardness and brittleness, Plaskon has a tendency to develop cracks over time due to ambient temperature fluctuations. Looks like cracks and fissures found on old marble. The front metal fascia is in excellent condition with no rust, tarnish and very little oxidation. No chips, repairs or missing material. One crack on the top left front corner. No repaint or repairs. None needed. All original everything. All knobs are original and securely attached. Volume and tuning numbering is slightly rubbed off. This radio is over 60 years old! The on off sleep little knobs are all present and working fine. Amazing. These little knobs almost always go missing after all these years. The tuning dial works fine. No dial light. Not designed with one. The original power cable is securely attached. The power cord is in good working condition. Clock works and keeps accurate time. Clock motor is quiet no humming buzzing or grinding sounds. Alarm works. Clock and alarm set function work. All paper and wax capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents so this radio has another 50+ years or more of playing time! The tubes are working fine. Original backing board is in excellent condition. Usually goes missing over the years. Bottom factory labels are in excellent condition very little paper loss or yellowing no water stains. All out-of-spec resistors have been replaced with modern correct value and voltage equivalents. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection. Comes from non-smoking, mature, clean professional environment.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 10" x 4.5" x 6" (l x w x h)
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: Plaskon plastic
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier