Tiger Stripe Maple 1950 General Electric Model 508 AM Clock Radio Works Great!
DESCRIPTION: This is the best looking and most desirable of the premium finishes in this model series. The top is factory painted to look like tiger stripe maple. Looks very much like real wood but it is actually painted Bakelite. Many of these model series painted tops are scratched, gouged, discolored over the years but this one is still in excellent condition! Understated and elegant. Very popular design back in the early 50s! Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by General Electric in the 1950 excellent working condition. Cabinet is original factory molded Bakelite with attractive blue and red clock face. Factory gold metal grill in excellent plus condition with no rust, tarnish and little oxidation. All original everything. All knobs are original and securely attached. This radio is over 60 years old! The on off, sleep, and alarm set knobs are all present and working fine.These little knobs almost always go missing after all these years. The tuning dial works fine. No dial light. Not designed with one. The power cable is securely attached yellowed but in good working condition. The original cord was stronger and better quality than most. The power cord is not cracked or split or with exposed wiring. Clock works and keeps accurate time. Clock motor is quiet no humming buzzing or grinding sounds. Alarm works. Clock and alarm set function work. Sleep function works. 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. The 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 12" x 6" x 6" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Tiger strip maple top, blonde and gold painted Bakelite side and front
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: plastic
Period: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier