CRANBERRY Mid Century Retro 1953 CBS Columbia 542 Tube AM Clock Radio
COLOR: Maroon Red. Yowza!
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DESCRIPTION: Not to be out done by its rival NBC, CBS jumped into the market by relabeling products by Traveler and Truetone in the fifties early sixties. This is a beautiful deep maroon cranberry red CBS Columbia label clock radio. Wonderful molded plastic grill coupled with brass clock face and radio dial surround. This is an original factory color. Tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by CBS in 1953 time frame in excellent+ working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. The clock keep accurate time. Cabinet is in very good condition with two hairline cracks on the plastic on the top right corner. No other cracks, chips, or major scratches. Please review photos carefully. This radio is over 65 years old! No missing labels. The knobs are in excellent condition. The clear dial face has no cracks. The gold surround trim is in near mint condition. The lettering on the tuning dial is crisp and intact. 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 is original in 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!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 5.5" x 6" (l x w x h)
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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