SOLD! - Jan 29, 2017 - IVORY and GOLD Golden Age Art Deco 1948 Contine – Retro Radio Farm

SOLD! - Jan 29, 2017 - IVORY and GOLD Golden Age Art Deco 1948 Continental Model 1600 AM Tube Clock Radio Totally Restored!

$ 249.00

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IVORY and GOLD Golden Age Art Deco 1948 Continental Model 1600 AM Tube Clock Radio Totally Restored!

DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 5" x 6" (l x w x h)

COLOR: Ivory and gold

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ADD BLUETOOTH MP3: 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: This is one of the classiest looking clock radios ever made. The contours and ergonomics couldn't be more sensual and graceful. This particular design always gets sold quickly. This is the easiest radio to photograph! It takes a great picture from every angle. AM tabletop tube clock radio manufactured by Continental in the 1948 time frame still in excellent+ working condition. This radio has a very golden age of radio look. No cracks, no chips, no major scratches. No repaints no other modifications of any kind. No stress cracks, chips, or major scrapes. All knobs, dial pointer, etc are present, working, not missing. The little gold metal clock knobs are original. Nice touch. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without external antenna attachment. Excellent art deco design! The volume and tuning knobs are original matching ivory plastic securely attached. Clock works and keeps accurate time. Clock is quiet. Alarm works, Alarm set works. Clock set works. Sleep function works. This radio is over 60 years old! All the dial numbering and lettering is crisp and clear. Look at the neat Art Deco-ish type font! No missing numbering, dots or dashes, or anything. No smudges or yellowing. The back panel is good usable shape but with fatigued corners, stapled, and attach edges. The tuning and volume dials work fine. The unit powers on and off with a definite click. All out of spec 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. The original power cord and plug is in good working condition with no cracks, or splits or electrical tape repair. 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, Harry S Truman was president! This thing belongs in a museum!

 

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