EMERALD GREEN METALLIC Mid Century Retro Vintage 1960 Sylvania Model 5 – Retro Radio Farm

EMERALD GREEN METALLIC Mid Century Retro Vintage 1960 Sylvania Model 5C12 AM Tube Clock Radio Unique Works Great!

$ 229.00

EMERALD GREEN METALLIC Mid Century Retro Vintage 1960 Sylvania Model 5C12 AM Tube Clock Radio Unique Works Great!

DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13" x 6.5" x 8" (l x w x h)

COLOR: Emerald Green Metallic

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DESCRIPTION: These console style tabletop clock radios are an exceedingly rare design. This one is factory painted in a never before seen emerald green metallic. Metallic paints were newly introduced at the time this radio was manufactured. It was expensive and uncommon to find on a clock radio. What a treasure. Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Sylvania in 1960 in excellent working condition. Cabinet is original factory painted metallic emerald green metallic color. No cracks, no repaints or exterior repairs. None needed. A few small chips at the corners but nothing major. The radio is in very good original condition with signs of normal but minor wear. The painted top shows more wear. The paint is thin from years of normal use. There are patches throughout where paint is worn off. Knobs are original and securely attached. The tuning knob metal center insert is tarnished. This radio is almost 60 years old! No dial light. Not designed with one. The clock face features "Panelescent Dial" which glows in the dark! It still works! No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial or clock lettering. The 'Sylvania' raised painted logo is slightly rubbed off. The The tuning dial works fine. The power cable is securely attached. 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. The clock works and keep accurate time for a mechanical analog design. The clock motor is silent. No humming, buzzing, or grinding noises. The clock clear cover is cracked. The alarm works. The buzzer works. The clock and alarm set function work. 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. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications. 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!

 

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