MARILYN PINK Mid Century Vintage Retro 1956 Motorola 56CD Tube AM Clock Radio Real Looker!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13.5" x 6" x 5.5" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Powder Pink. Ballet Pink.
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DESCRIPTION: This radio was well taken care of throughout its life. It would be pristine condition except for the characteristic crack on top left back corner and three little clear clock cover cracks emanating from the little clock knobs. All Motorola 56CD and 57CC I've seen in pink, green, and turquoise seem to have these defects from normal use. The radio gold metal plate is in pristine condition with no tarnish, rust, or rub-off. The best I've ever seen. Tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Motorola in 1956 excellent+ working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. The clock face is in pristine condition. There is no discoloration, no chips. Gorgeous! This radio is over 60 years old! Shiny, perfect Motorola label on front speaker grill. The knobs are in excellent condition. All the little clock knobs are still present. The clock bezel is clear and transparent not yellowing. There are small stress fractures by the little clock knobs which is typical for this model. 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!