SOLD! - Sept 12, 2016 - BLUETOOTH MP3 READY - Princess Pink Retro Jetsons 1959 Motorola Model 57R Tube AM Clock Radio Totally Restored!
BLUETOOTH MP3 READY - Princess Pink Retro Jetsons 1959 Motorola Model 57R Tube AM Clock Radio Totally Restored!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 11.5" x 4.5" x 5.5" (l x w x h)
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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 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. There was a small heat crack on top that has been repaired and repainted. This radio is over 50 years old! The knobs are cool propeller style in good condition. The numbering is faded. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. The on/off volume knob is in excellent condition and turns on with a definite click. Both knobs are securely attached. 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 has been repaired. 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!