SOLD! - Dec 4, 2014 - AQUA and White Retro Jetsons Vintage 1958 General Electric C-451B AM Tube Clock Radio WORKS!
AQUA and White Retro Jetsons Vintage 1958 General Electric C-451B AM Tube Clock Radio WORKS!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13" x 6" x 6" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Teal. Aquamarine
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DESCRIPTION: Tabletop Tube AM clock radio manufactured by GE in 1950's excellent working condition. This design is replete with 50's design nonsense; superfluous buttons, oblique angles, and loud color contrasts. All it needs is a ton of chrome and Naugahyde and you would mistake it for a Cadillac. If you wanted to outdo your neighbor with the wildest over-the-top clock radio to match your tailfins in the garage, this is the clock you you would have bought! This animal should be taken out into a field and put down! Cabinet is original teal or aquamarine color. No cracks on the top! There is a 3-4" stress crack on the front clock dial face. Knobs are original and securely attached. The push buttons on top work. The large pedal snooze time set works. Very cool! The clock keeps accurate time. The clock motor is reasonably quiet. This radio is over 60 years old! No dial light. Not designed with one. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine. The power cable is securely attached. 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 no pets. When this radio was new, tailfins were all the rage!