SOLD! - Nov 29, 2017 - ESPRESSO Mid Century Retro Jetsons 1957 Motorola 57H Turbine Tube AM Radio Marbled Sounds Great!
ESPRESSO Mid Century Retro Jetsons 1957 Motorola 57H Turbine Tube AM Radio Marbled Sounds Great!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 15" x 5" x 5.5" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Brown, espresso marbled swirl
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 FOR $99: 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
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DESCRIPTION: It's not too often you come across one of these in such good condition with no heat cracks on top! The cabinet is factory original urea plastic which is a hard inflexible plastic that predates styrene plastics found everywhere today. The condition of this particular cabinet is excellent. No cracks. No chips. No major scratches. No repaints. Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Motorola in 1957 in excellent+ working condition. This design is called the turbine radio for obvious reasons. The clear cone is shiny and original and securely attached. There are no major scratches on the nose cone. No other major blemishes on the nose cone. No chips or dents or discoloration any where on the cabinet. Original factory molded marbled looking brown espresso color not painted. The Motorola 'M' is scuffed up. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Nice deep rich tone. This radio is over 50 years old! The knobs are in good condition. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on tuning 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 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!