BLUETOOTH MP3 READY - Brown Swirly Mid Century Vintage 1952 General Electric Model 542 AM Brown Bakelite Tube Clock Radio Works and Looks Great!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 10.5" x 5" x 6" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Swirly brown marbled with reddish maroon tints
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BLUETOOTH MP3: This particular radio has been modified to play Bluetooth MP3. 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. Sounds great! See details here
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DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by General Electric in 1952 excellent+ working condition with MP3 ready conversion. This radio is very post war industrial looking even a little Art Deco. This design series from General Electric from the early fifties was very popular. It is difficult to find surviving examples without missing knobs especially the top clock set knob. You can easily find this model online but not always with all the knobs. There is a chip on the bottom right corner. There is a crack emanating from the chip that is repaired. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without external antenna attachment. Excellent art deco design! Looks very studious, dignified, in my opinion. The volume knob is original matching ivory plastic securely attached. Red metal clock surround is a striking color contrast and really ties the whole design together. Clock works and keeps accurate time. Clock is quiet. Alarm works, Alarm set works. Clock set works. Sleep function works. The brass colored metal clock surround ring is a nice classy touch. The clock face is a pale blue and burgundy colored face. Very pretty. This radio is over 60 years old! All the dial numbering and lettering is crisp and clear. No missing numbering, dots or dashes, or anything. No smudges or yellowing. The tuning and volume dials work fine. The tubes are working fine. The power cord and plug is is a new replacement with no cracks, or splits or electrical tape repair. 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, Harry S Truman was president! This thing belongs in a museum!