ELDORADO PINK WHITE and BLACK Retro Jetsons 1959 Motorola C12 Tube AM Clock Radio Totally Restored!
Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: plastic
Period: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 14" x 5" x 6" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Pink, white and black, like a Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
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DESCRIPTION: This is the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz of retro radios. Loaded with features, some practical some not-so-practical. Embodies the late-fifties more-is-better sensibility. Tabletop Tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Motorola in 1959 excellent+ working condition. Very rare model and original factory color combination. Post-modernist proportions with bright period hues that bespeak of technological and economic optimism and American confidence. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Great sounding tone. Warm rich and full of bottom due to its twin 35C5 amplifier stage. Cabinet is in excellent condition with no cracks on top. Amazing. There was a chip on the lower back left side that has been repaired and repainted. This radio is over 50 years old! Motorola label on front speaker grill is in excellent condition. The knobs are in excellent condition. The tuning knob has a small chip off the front edge. 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 bezel has a crack on the top right edge. 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. The sleep function works. All push buttons work as designed. The clock motor is quiet on this one. There is a appliance timer function in back. 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 all the rage! This thing belongs in a museum!