Aqua Blue 1957 Motorola 57CD Tube AM Clock Radio WORKS! – Retro Radio Farm

SOLD! - June 16, 2016 - BLUETOOTH MP3 Ready - AQUA BLUE Bi-level Retro Jetsons 1957 Motorola 57CD Tube AM Clock Radio Works Great!

$ 299.00

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BLUETOOTH MP3 Ready - AQUA BLUE Bi-level Retro Jetsons 1957 Motorola 57CD Tube AM Clock Radio Works Great!

DIMENSIONS: Approximately 15" x 5" x 5.5" (l x w x h)

COLOR: Aqua Blue

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BLUETOOTH MP3: This particular radio has been modified to play 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. Sounds great! Switch from MP3 to AM radio with rocker switch installed on back panel. See details here

DESCRIPTION: Tabletop Tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Motorola in 1957 excellent+ working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Top had a heat crack which has been repaired and repainted.. This radio is over 50 years old!  Missing a little bit of Motorola label lettering on front speaker grill. See photos before you purchase PLEASE. The knobs are in excellent condition. The clear dial face has no stress cracks. 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 alarm works. The buzzer works. The clock and alarm set function work. There is a appliance timer function in back. I'll bet it works if the alarm function works, but I cannot think of a good reason to use it nowadays. Pretty superfluous function even back in the fifties. 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 working condition with no cracks, or splits. The power cord is a new replacement. 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 all the rage! This thing belongs in a museum!

 

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