Cloisonne Green Mid Century 1952 Automatic Radio Mfg Model CL-142 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Cool Model Rare Color!

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Cloisonne Green Mid Century 1952 Automatic Radio Mfg Model CL-142 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Cool Model Rare Color!

DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube AM vintage radio manufactured by Automatic Radio Manufacturing Co. in 1952 in excellent working condition. Very rare model in a very rare color. This antique radio is evocative of Asian antiquity with an air of golden age deco. Original factory molded color not painted. No touch up no over spray. 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 rounded chip on the left back side edge. This radio is over 60 years old!  The front facade is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or major scratches. There are small hairline cracks on the bottom right side. The clock and tuning face clear bezels are not cracked or chipped, The Automatic Radio Mfg decal is mostly rubbed off. The knobs are in excellent condition. Center gold metal caps are not missing but tarnished. The little clear clock knobs are all original matching and securely attached. Usually some or all of these are missing or not matching. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on tuning dial lettering on the clock or radio tuning bezel. The gold painted clock and tuning internal square surround is thin and faded in areas. The clear bezels are securely attached with no major cracks or scratches or inclusions. The clear cover bezel attachment tabs are not cracked off which is common on this model. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. The tuning indicator translucent green is in good condition a little faint. 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. Original backing board is intact securely attached not missing little top clips. Clock works and keeps accurate time. Clock motor is silent no humming no buzzing no ticking noises. Alarm set function works. Alarm works. Clock set works. No dial light. Not designed with one. But can (should) be added for an extra charge. The power cord and plug are good original working condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring. This vintage 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.

COLOR: Chartreuse Green


DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13" x 4" 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.
Category: radio
Cabinet construction: plastic
Period: 1950s
Country of manufacture: Canada
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier