CARDINAL RED 1950 Raytheon Model CR-43 Tube AM Clock Radio Excellent Plus Condition and RARE! – Retro Radio Farm

CARDINAL RED 1950 Raytheon Model CR-43 Tube AM Clock Radio Excellent Plus Condition and RARE!

$ 499.00

CARDINAL RED 1950 Raytheon Model CR-43 Tube AM Clock Radio Excellent Plus Condition and RARE!

DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 5" x 6" (l x w x h)

COLOR: Red and white

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DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Raytheon in 1950 excellent+ working condition with original rare factory painted red bakelite. Original gold metal and white painted mesh grill. Very handsome design. Not repainted or touched up or over-sprayed. A few of the tiniest of flea bites on top. Amazing there is not more scratches and dings. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in excellent condition. No cracks or chips. No major scratches. This radio is over 65 years old!  The original knobs are in excellent condition. The clear dial faces are clear and no stress cracks. Please see the photo close-up. The clock bezel is clear and transparent not yellowing. The clock face has no water marks. The original metal clock arms work perfectly. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on clock dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. All paper and wax capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents so this radio has another 50+ years or more of playing time! The clock works and keep accurate time for a mechanical analog design. The alarm works. The buzzer works. The clock and alarm set function work. 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. 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 no pets.  This thing belongs in a museum!

 

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