SOLD! - August 18, 2014. - BEAUTIFUL TURQUOISE Retro Jetsons 1957 Motorola 57R Tube AM Radio WORKS!
BEAUTIFUL TURQUOISE Retro Jetsons 1957 Motorola 57R Tube AM Radio WORKS!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 11.5" x 4.5" x 5.5" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Turquoise. Pastel blue
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DESCRIPTION: Tabletop Tube AM radio manufactured by Motorola in 1957 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. There is 2-3" crack on the top that starts in back but doesn't continue to the front edge. This radio is over 50 years old! The knobs are cool propeller style in excellent condition. 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 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!