SOLD! - April 22, 2014 - BEAUTIFUL PASTEL GREEN Retro Jetsons 1959 Adm – Retro Radio Farm

SOLD! - April 22, 2014 - BEAUTIFUL PASTEL GREEN Retro Jetsons 1959 Admiral 298 Tube AM Clock Radio WORKS!

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BEAUTIFUL PASTEL GREEN Retro Jetsons 1959 Admiral 298 Tube AM Clock Radio WORKS!

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

COLOR: PASTEL GREEN

DESCRIPTION: 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 bakelite. No cracks on top still glossy with just minor scratches and abrasions. This radio is over 50 years old!  Not missing labels on front speaker grill. The knobs are in excellent condition. The clear dial face has hairline stress 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. Missing one of the little clock adjust buttons. There is a appliance timer function in back. I'll bet it works if the alarm function works, but I cannot think of a good reason to use it nowadays. Pretty superfluous function even back in the fifties. 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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