Bluetooth Ready Elegant 1955 General Electric Model 551 Vintage AM Clock Radio Works Great!
DESCRIPTION: Understated and elegant. Very popular design back in the mid fifties! Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by General Electric in the 1950's excellent working condition. Model number 551. Cabinet is an original luxurious marbled brown with case with classic clock face and gold styling. The front metal fascia is in very good condition with little rust, tarnish or oxidation. No cracks! No repaint or repairs. All original everything. Knobs are original and securely attached. This radio is over 60 years old! The on off sleep little knobs are all present and working fine. Amazing. These little knobs almost always go missing after all these years. The tuning dial works fine. The power cable is securely attached. The original cord was stronger and better quality than most. The power cord is in good working condition. Clock works and keeps accurate time. Clock motor is quiet no humming buzzing or grinding sounds. Alarm works. Clock and alarm set function work. Sleep function works. 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. 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 with no pets. When this radio was new, Eisenhower was US President!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 5.5" x 6" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Brown with Gold trim
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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
Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: plastic
Period: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier