Rally Red Bakelite 1950 Jewel Artone Model 5057U Vacuum Tube AM Clock Radio Quintessential Design Stunning Good Looks!
DESCRIPTION: Perfect 50s design! Looks brand new but it's actually 70 years old! The clock radio has such tasteful proportions, shape, and colors. If you asked two product designers, one back in 1950 and one today, to sketch the best looking 50s clock radio, you would probably get this clock radio. The Corvette split window of clock radios in terms of having all the right lines as well as being rare! Tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Jewel in 1950 time frame in excellent+ working and physical condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in excellent condition. No cracks, chips or major scratches. All original everything. All original factory molded Bakelite red color. Not repainted no touch up no over spray. The front grill is original molded ivory color plastic. No repaints. No touch ups either. No cabinet repairs needed. The original knobs are in excellent condition and securely attached. No missing clock or alarm set knobs. The clear glass dial face has no cracks and is clear. The clock face is clean with no tarnishing or greening. Clock gold metal surround trim is shiny no dents no rust some light oxidation. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on clock dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. The tuning dial back panel has some dial swipe marks. No dial light but one can be added for an extra charge. 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. Clock motor is silent no humming no buzzing no ticking noises. The alarm works. The buzzer works. The clock and alarm set function work. The sleep function works. The 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 in excellent condition with crisp square corners. The replacement power cord and plug are in excellent 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 13" x 5" x 7" (l x w x h)
COLOR: red and white
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: Bakelite
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier