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
CARDINAL Red Retro Jetsons 1957 Motorola Model 56CS34 Tube AM Clock Radio Totally Restored!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 4.5" x 5" (l x w x h)
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DESCRIPTION: Rare and beautiful red Motorola clock radio from the late fifties timeframe. Original factory molded red urea plastic with no cracks on top, sides, or front. There are repaired hairline cracks on the bottom.Red is the rarest of Motorola clock radios from this period. Even harder to find as a clock radio. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Original factory molded color. No repaints. No repairs. None needed. This radio is over 50 years old! No missing labels. The original knobs are in excellent condition. No missing clock knobs. Amazing. The clear dial face has no cracks on face. Please see the photo close-up. 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 clock is quiet. No humming no buzzing. The alarm works. The buzzer works. The clock and alarm set function work. There is a appliance timer function in back. 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. The cord is stiff from age but pliable. 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!