SOLD! - Jan 22, 2018 - AQUA and White Mid Century Retro 1956 RCA Victor 9-C-7LE Tube AM Clock Radio Totally Restored!
AQUA and White Mid Century Retro 1956 RCA Victor 9-C-7LE Tube AM Clock Radio Totally Restored!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 5" x 5.5" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Aqua and white. Quintessential fifties color combination. Powdery aqua not bright aqua.
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BLUETOOTH: Plays MP3 wirelessly from any MP3 playing device over 30 ft. See details here
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop Tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by RCA Victor in 1956 excellent+ working condition with original rare WHITE clock face. Most RCA 9-C-7LE models come with black clock face. I think the white clock face coordinates better with the color scheme of the rest of the radio. Plus, this clock movement has the red seconds hand which adds a nice color counterpoint to the aqua. Quintessential late fifties cove design in contrasting aqua and white colors. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in very good condition. No cracks on top. No major scratches. There are chips by the screw holes in back on the bottom. This radio is over 55 years old! The knobs are in excellent condition. The clear dial face is clear and no stress cracks. Please see the photo close-up. The clock bezel is clear and transparent not yellowing. The clock face has water marks. The original metal clock knobs are securely attached. 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 buzzer works. The clock and alarm set function work. The tubes are working fine. The dial light works. 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. 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. When this radio was new, tailfins were all the rage! This thing belongs in a museum!