SOLD! - Mar 13, 2016 - CIMARRON RED Dashboard Mid Century Retro Jetsons 1953 Motorola 53H Tube AM Radio Works!
CIMARRON RED Dashboard Retro Jetsons 1953 Motorola 53H Tube AM Radio Works!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 7" x 6.5" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Cimarron Red, like a fire engine red or cinnamon red
YOUTUBE VIDEO here. I live in rural Connecticut and there's only one radio station that comes in loud and clear depending on the day.
ADD BLUETOOTH MP3: 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
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Motorola in 1953 in excellent+ working condition. The is the affectionately named 'dashboard' model. A collectors favorite. Red is most sought after. All original factory painted red Bakeilte. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in very good condition. There is a crack on the bottom leg that is repaired and obscure. This radio is over 50 years old! White metal mesh grill is in excellent condition with no dents, dings, rust, or warping. Motorola label on front speaker grill is in excellent condition. The knobs are in excellent condition. The volume knob has a small section on the front edge that is a little flattened. The gold metal inserts are original and good condition slightly tarnished. Please see the photo close-up. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on tuning dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. Surprisingly, this model was not designed with a tuning dial light. Seems like it should have. All paper and wax capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents so this radio has another 50+ years or more of playing time! 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 power cord base is reinforced with some electrical tape to prolong life against cable fatigue. 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!