Linen White Mid Century 1957 Motorola Model 57CD2A Vacuum Tube AM Clock Radio Beauty Sounds Fantastic!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Motorola in 1957 time frame in excellent working condition. Very attractive late fifties low and sleek step design in original factory molded ivory white color.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations very clearly and loudly around the dial without need of external antenna attachment.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original factory molded ivory white urea plastic a high quality dense plastic that predates polcarbonate plastics today. There are two long thin hairline heat cracks on top. There are some small edge chips on the front top edges. No other cracks, chips, or major scratches. Original factory molded colors. Not repainted no touch up no over spray. The front gold aluminum tuniung fascia panel is one of the best I've ever seen with no dents or dingsd, no oxidation trails, or rust pin pricks. The red M logo is impeccable.
KNOBS: Original matching beehivefactory knobs are securely attached. Gold translucent tuning skirt is in excellent condition with no cracks, no chips, no faded numbers. Original matching factory clock knobs. No stripped internal post slots. No chipped edges. Gold metal inserts are slightly tarnished.
LOGO: No missing logos. Front Motorola logo is in excellent condition. Often these logos are missing.
DIAL LIGHT: No dial light. Not designed with one but can be added for an extra charge.
CLOCK: Clock works and keeps accurate time. Clock motor is practically silent no humming no buzzing no ticking noises. Some low motor whirring noise. Alarm and clock set function works and goes off at the correct set times. Buzzer works. Sleep timer works. No snooze button.
INTERNAL ELECTRONICS: 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. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected.
POWER CORD: The original brown power cord and plug are in excellent condition with no cracks, or splits.
BACKING BOARD: Factory back cover is original and secuely attached. Factory printing is clear and readable.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: No missing bottom factory labels.
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DIMENSIONS: Approximately 15" x 5" x 6" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 5 lbs 6 oz
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: plastic
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier