SOLD! - Feb 8, 2017 - AUTUMN GOLD Retro Jetsons 1959 Admiral 296 Tube – Retro Radio Farm

SOLD! - Feb 8, 2017 - AUTUMN GOLD Retro Jetsons 1959 Admiral 296 Tube AM Clock Radio Sounds Great! Rare Color!

$ 249.00

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AUTUMN GOLD Retro Jetsons 1959 Admiral 296 Tube AM Clock Radio Sounds Great! Rare Color!

DIMENSIONS: Approximately 15" x 6" x 6" (l x w x h)

COLOR: Autumn gold or pastel yellow

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ADD BLUETOOTH MP3 for just $99: Plays MP3 with cable or wirelessly from any MP3 playing device over 30 ft. Includes 3.5mm to mono RCA cable. Just plug in your MP3 player or connect wirelessly via Bluetooth. Works with any iPod, iPAD, iPhone, or Android. Switch from MP3 to AM radio with rocker switch installed on back panel. See details here.

DESCRIPTION: This is a rare color for this period. Most yellow molded color radios are actually ivory. This is a factory conceived yellow color. No repaints. No touch up. None needed. The other color offered in the model was the pastel green color which is slightly more common. Like this one. I have never seen this beautiful yellow color in this model. Tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Admiral in 1959 excellent+ working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in excellent condition with no cracks, splits, or missing material. Still glossy with just minor scratches and abrasions. This radio is almost 60 years old! The knobs are in excellent condition. The volume and tuning knob not missing center metal caps. No cracks on the clear dial face. 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. 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. 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!

 

 

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