SOLD! - Jan 30, 2018 - CHARTREUSE Mid Century Retro Jetsons 1954 Firestone 4-A-134 Tube AM Clock Radio Extremely Rare!
CHARTREUSE Mid Century Retro Jetsons 1954 Firestone 4-A-134 Tube AM Clock Radio Extremely Rare!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 9" x 5" x 5" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Chartreuse Green
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DESCRIPTION: Every once in a while, history throws you a little surprise. In the world of electronics, it doesn't get more unexpected than Firestone Tire Company of of Akron Ohio making clock radios. Yessir - since you need new tires, how about a clock radio to go with that? This slightly diminutive bad boy is loud with external antenna attachment. Tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in 1954 timeframe in excellent+ working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial but requires an external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in excellent condition considering its age. No cracks or chips. This is an original factory paint and color with little specks of paint loss from normal wear and tear throughout. There are a couple areas on top and right top edge where the green color is slightly discolored. This radio is over 65 years old! No missing labels on front speaker grill. The knobs are in excellent condition. No missing knobs. The on/off/alarm switch is a new replacement. The clear dial face is in good condition. 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 motor is silent. 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. Backing board is in good condition with crisp square corners. 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. When this radio was new, tailfins were still radical new concept! This thing belongs in a museum!