Goldenrod Beige Yellow 1963 Motorola Model C3CS Tube AM Clock Radio Near Mint!
DESCRIPTION: Yellow sells out quick at RRF! No wonder why. It's one of the rarest colors from this period! Tabletop tube AM antique radio manufactured by Motorola in excellent+ working and near mint condition. This vintage radio has a late mid century early sixties design look with its vaned prismic grill and clear trapezoidal bubble clock window. Original factory molded color not painted. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in near mint condition. All clock components work including the alarm. This retro radio is over 60 years old! Grill is in excellent condition with no dents, dings, rust, or warping. Motorola label on front speaker grill is in excellent condition. The knobs are in excellent condition. The tuning knob and volume knobs are molded in matching golden rod color. There are not many goldenrod colored radios which makes these color matching knobs very rare. It is not yellowed ivory. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on tuning dial lettering. The clear bezel on this radio is securely attached no cracks or scratches. Mirror glossy and glassy sheen. 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. Original factory tube layout diagram label on bottom is in good original condition. 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.
COLOR: Goldenrod beige yellow, like a maize or beige yellow
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DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 5" 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.
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