Honey Chestnut Wood 1952 Firestone 4-A-110 Vacuum Tube AM Clock Radio Superlative and Sounds Great!
DESCRIPTION: Every once in a while, history throws you a little surprise. In the world of electronics, it doesn't get more unexpected than Firestone Tire Company of Akron Ohio making clock radios. Yessir - need new tires? How about a clock radio to go with that? Why not. What's more, this one is made of beautiful honey chestnut colored wood! A fashionable color option during 50s. Totally stained with factory original colored stain and refinished from top to bottom with 4-5 clear coats and lovingly polished to a deep mirror shine. Finish is flat, no grainy dry spots, no waviness, no runs. Wet sanded completely flat no waviness on the shine. Not bulky like tombstone or cathedral radios of the period. Just big enough to sit on a mantle, console table or bookshelf. So beautiful! Tabletop vacuum tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in 1952 time frame in excellent+ working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without an external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in excellent condition. No cracks or chips and split veneering or separated seams. Firestone logo is in excellent condition. This radio is over 65 years old! The original knobs are in excellent condition. The on/off/alarm switch knobs are securely attached. The clear dial faces are in excellent condition securely attached no cracks no yellowing no warping. The plastic covers attach to gold metal square frames which in turn are held securely by metal tabs that secure it to the wood frame. No rust, pitting, tarnishing of the metal attachment frames. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. All paper and wax capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents so this radio has another 50+ years or more of playing time! The clock works and keep accurate time. The clock motor is silent. The alarm works. The buzzer works. The clock and alarm set function work. Tuning dial light works and lights brightly. Replaced with modern LED bulbs which are brighter and never need replacement. No clock side dial light not designed with one but one can be added for an extra charge. The vacuum tubes are working fine. All out-of-spec resistors have been replaced with modern correct value and voltage equivalents. There is no loud or pervasive hum. There is no loud or pervasive static between stations unless you operate near modern megahertz devices. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications. Backing board is not missing and repaired. The strong power cord and plug are good original working condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring. 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 14" x 6" x 7" (l x w x h)
COLOR: golden stained hard wood, looks chestnut colored
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier