Wisteria Lavender 1957 Motorola 57CD Tube AM Clock Radio Sweet!
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DESCRIPTION: Purple shades are the rarest colors to be offered in this era. Tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Motorola in 1957 very good -A+ working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. This radio is over 50 years old! No chips or major scratches. There is a small chip on the top of the radio in the back left edge. No external repairs or repaints. None needed. This is a factory original molded in lavender or lilac shade of light purple. It is absolutely stunning to behold. When was the last time you felt such a thrill to check the clock and see what time it was? Replaced Motorola label on front speaker grill. The knobs are in excellent condition. The clear tuning knob surround is not cracked and very slightly yellowed. The clear dial face has no stress cracks. Please see the photo close-up. The gold metal front faschia is scratched and the golden color is faded in places. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on clock dial lettering. 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 for a mechanical analog design. The alarm works. The clock and alarm set function work. There is a appliance timer function in back. 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 good condition with crisp square corners. The power cord and plug are good original working condition with no cracks, or splits. The power cord is a new replacement. 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 no pets. This thing belongs in a museum!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 15" x 5" x 5.5" (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: 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