Bordeaux Burgundy 1949 Motorola Model 68X-11Q Vintage Tube AM Clock Radio Art Deco Classic!
DESCRIPTION: Some radio designs defy explanation. This is one of the radios that you have to see to appreciate. Something about its proportions its color combination and its front grill seems to come together just perfectly! The front deco inspired grill is captivating. Looks like a grill from an old Buick or Oldsmobile from the forties. This radio is one of the better ones for listening purposes. Tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Motorola in the 1949 in excellent+ working and physical condition. Picks up AM stations loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in very good condition! There is a large crack on the bottom that runs transversely across that has been repaired and reinforced. Factory molded in original red burgundy color. Not repainted, over sprayed or touched-up. This radio is over 70 years old and going strong! The original knobs are in excellent condition. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on on the dial numbering. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. Dial light lights brightly. Original grill cloth is clean, no fraying, no rips no discoloration. 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 polarized plug is a brand new replacement 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 7.5" x 7.5" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Dark red with grey grill
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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.