Blue on Blue Mid-Century 1963 Motorola Model C19B25 Tube AM Clock Radio Rare Color Combo!
DESCRIPTION: Unique vaned offset grill design in blue on blue is reminiscent of 1962-63. Reminds me of the 1962 Virgil Exner designs from Chrysler. Like the (in)famous 1963 "warthog" Dodge Polara 500. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in very good condition with no chips or major scratches. There is a tight hairline crack on top by the center ridge. Original factory color combination. The front medium blue is factory original painted color. Not repainted. No repairs. No touch up. None needed. The rest of the radio was factory molded in original light blue color. 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. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on clock dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. This radio features an always-on clock dial light that works and glows orange as designed. Before LEDs were available, none of these clock radios had an illuminated clock face because incandescent bulbs would require replacement every few months. Very few models featured always-on illuminated clock faces. Low wattage gas bulbs based on a similar technology as neon lights were available but were expensive. These gas bulbs have a very long life-cycle and do not require frequent replacement. These bulbs emit an orange glow. Very neat! If you want a clock radio with an illuminated clock face that stays on all the time, this is one of the few models that exists from any manufacturer until the 70s-80s. 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 clock is quiet. The alarm works. The buzzer works. The clock and alarm set function work. There is a appliance timer function in back. There is a clock light dimmer switch in back that works too. 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.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13" x 5" x 7" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Medium slate blue grill with sky blue exterior
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: plastic
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier