Seafoam Turquoise 1960 GE General Electric Model C-451A AM Vintage Radio Mid Century Bells and Whistles!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube AM clock alarm radio manufactured by General Electric in 1961 in excellent physical and working condition.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly around the dial without need of external antenna attachment.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original factory shiny molded in seafoam turquoise plastic. No cracks, chips, or major scratches or missing pieces. Not even the smallest hairline crack on top, which is uncommon. This model often has heat cracks on top and chips on the front protruding corners. Not this one! The front clock and tuning clear cover is also clear and without cracks, chips or hazing, and securely attached. All front top clock function lettering is in excellent condition.
KNOBS: Original knobs are color matching and securely attached. The tuning dial works fine no slipping no sticky spots. Gold metal center caps are shiny not oxidized. All push buttons work as designed and do not pop off. All push buttons return to correct height between operations. Snooze paddle works and advances sleep timer setting to 15, 30, 45 mins and off as designed.
LOGO: No missing logos. Front black clock face is clean, no rust pitting, warping or water staining.
DIAL LIGHT: Tuning dial light works as designed and follows movement of the dial pointer. Golly geez!
CLOCK Clock works and keeps accurate time. Clock motor is silent no humming no buzzing no ticking noises. Alarm and clock set function works and goes off at the correct set times. Buzzer alarm works. Wake to radio and radio with buzzer. Sleep timer works.
INTERNAL ELECTRONICS: 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. 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. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected.
POWER CORD: Original turquoise color matching power cord and plug are in excellent working condition. No breaks, no splits, no repair with electrical tape, or other. No exposed wiring.
BACKING BOARD: No backing board. Not designed with one. Back turquoise cover is in excellent condition. No melted, cracked or chipped heat vents in back.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: No missing labels. Bottom factory label has one raty edge but mostly intact and readable. Yellowed with age no water stains.
COLOR: seafoam turquoise and white
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DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 5" x 6" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 5 lbs 3 oz
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: plastic
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.