SOLD! - Dec 30, 2014 - GUMBY GREEN Retro Jetsons 1955 Westinghouse H-3 – Retro Radio Farm

SOLD! - Dec 30, 2014 - GUMBY GREEN Retro Jetsons 1955 Westinghouse H-385T5 Tube AM Clock Radio WORKS!

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GUMBY GREEN Retro Jetsons 1955 Westinghouse H-385T5 Tube AM Clock Radio WORKS!

DIMENSIONS: Approximately 11" x 6" x 6" (l x w x h)

COLOR: Gumby Green, best I can describe it.

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DESCRIPTION: Tabletop Tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Westinghouse in 1955 excellent+ working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Very nice colorful combination green, with red and gold highlights. Looks like something you would see in Pee Wee Herman's Big Adventure. Whimsical kitschy design. Cabinet is in excellent condition with no cracks, splits, or missing bakelite. No cracks on top. A miracle. Top has a few cloudy spots where green is slightly discolored. This radio is over 50 years old!  The knobs are in excellent condition. Two of the little alarm set knobs are missing. The clear clock face has no stress cracks. The radio dial gold metal fascia is a little tarnished in a few spots but overall still shiny. 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 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!

 

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