Sold! - Oct 21, 2017 - BLUETOOTH MP3 READY - BURLED TOP Art Deco 1952 General Electric Model 521F AM Brown Bakelite Tube Clock Radio
BLUETOOTH MP3 READY - BURLED TOP Art Deco 1952 General Electric Model 521F AM Brown Bakelite Tube Clock Radio Totally Restored!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 10.5" x 5" x 6" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Swirly brown marbled
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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. 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. AM tabletop tube clock radio manufactured by GE in the 1952 time frame still in excellent+ working condition. This radio is very post war industrial looking even a little Art Deco. The faux burled top is a nice touch. There is a hairline crack on the bottom left back that has been repaired and stabilized. No cracks, chips, or major scratches on top, sides, or front. 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. Curiously, this knob was reverse threaded which means it easily came loose and spun off over the years. It is a difficult replacement knob to find too for that reason. Without the clock set knob, it is difficult to set the alarm time. None of the other two knobs are interchangeable either because those two are split shaft attached. Go figure. You can easily find this model online but not always with all the knobs. 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 contrasting gold painted faschia is a nice counterpoint color-wise. The gold paint has dings and wear marks and shows distinctive vintage character. The volume knob is original matching ivory bakelite securely attached. 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 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!