SOLD! - Feb 6, 2018 - CHERRY RED Golden Age Art Deco 1952 General Electric Model 517F AM Tube Clock Radio Sounds Amazing!
CHERRY RED Golden Age Art Deco 1952 General Electric Model 517F AM Tube Clock Radio Sounds Amazing!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 10.5" x 5" x 6" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Cherry red. Like Charms Blow Pop.
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ADD BLUETOOTH MP3 FOR $99: Plays MP3 with cable or wirelessly from any MP3 playing device over 30 ft. Includes 3.5mm to mono RCA cable. Just plug in your MP3 player or connect wirelessly via Bluetooth. Works with any iPod, iPAD, iPhone, or Android. Switch from MP3 to AM radio with rocker switch installed on back panel. See details here
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DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by General Electric in 1952 excellent+ working condition. One of the best receiving radios I've come across in some time. Picks up stations I didn't even know existed where I live clearly and loudly. This radio is very post war industrial looking even a little Art Deco. This design series from General Electric from the early fifties was very popular. It is difficult to find surviving examples without missing knobs especially the top clock set knob. You can easily find this model online but not always with all the knobs. And red is even more rare. There is a stress fracture on top along the back edge. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without external antenna attachment. Excellent art deco design! The volume knob is original matching red plastic securely attached. Clock works and keeps accurate time. Clock motor is quiet. Alarm works, Alarm set works. Clock set works. Sleep function works. The brass colored metal clock surround is a nice classy touch. The clock face is a pale blue and burgundy colored face. Very pretty. This radio is over 60 years old! All the dial numbering and lettering is crisp and clear. No missing numbering, dots or dashes, or anything. No smudges or yellowing. The tuning and volume dials work fine. The tubes are working fine. The power cord and plug is original no cracks, or splits or electrical tape repair. 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, Harry S Truman was president! This thing belongs in a museum!