SOLD! - July 28, 2014 - KELLY GREEN Retro Space Age 1959 Magnavox AM20 – Retro Radio Farm

SOLD! - July 28, 2014 - KELLY GREEN Retro Space Age 1959 Magnavox AM20 Tube AM Clock Radio WORKS!

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KELLY GREEN Retro Space Age 1959 Magnavox AM20 Tube AM Clock Radio WORKS!

DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13" x 6" x 7" (l x w x h)

COLOR: Green. Kelly green. Like Crayola green

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DESCRIPTION: Tabletop Tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Magnavox in 1950's excellent+ working condition. If you take off the "Magnavox" plate on the front, it says "Sylvania" underneath which leads me to think Magnavox bought these from Sylvania. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in very good condition. The top has a repaired chip in the back left. Please see photos. No cracks, splits, or chips. This radio is over 50 years old!  The knobs are in excellent condition and all present, none missing which is amazing. These little knobs frequently go missing over the years. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on clock dial lettering. The side huge tuning knob has seen better days but it is still functional. It has cracked and been repaired and it's a little warped. The transparent clear clock bezel has a gold trim surround and is in perfect condition with no cracks and only slight yellowing. 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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