SOLD! - Dec 9, 2014 - BABY BLUE Retro Jetsons 1957 Motorola 5C14CW Tub – Retro Radio Farm

SOLD! - Dec 9, 2014 - BABY BLUE Retro Jetsons 1957 Motorola 5C14CW Tube AM Clock Radio WORKS!

$ 189.00

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BABY BLUE Retro Jetsons 1957 Motorola 5C14CW Tube AM Clock Radio WORKS!

DIMENSIONS: Approximately 15" x 5" x 5" (l x w x h)

COLOR: Pastel blue, like a powder or cornflower blue.

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DESCRIPTION: RARE Tabletop Tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Motorola in 1957 excellent+ working condition. Somewhat homelier looking design in comparison to 57CC, 57CS, and 57CF, in my opinion. But, that's what makes this one cool. 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 splits, chips, or missing material. Top and back is slightly but evenly more yellowed than the bottom, as if the radio spent much of its life on a sunny window sill. This radio is over 50 years old!  No missing labels. The knobs are in excellent condition. No missing clock knobs. Amazing. The clear dial face has no cracks. Please see the photo close-up. 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. 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!

 

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