SOLD! - June 16, 2016 - BLUETOOTH MP3 READY - Cherry Red Mid Century Jetsons 1951 General Electric Model 517F Tube AM Clock Radio Totally Restored!
BLUETOOTH MP3 READY - Cherry Red Mid Century Jetsons 1951 General Electric Model 517F Tube AM Clock Radio Totally Restored!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 11.5" x 5.5" x 6" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Cherry red. Charms Blow Pop cherry red
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BLUETOOTH MP3: This particular radio has been modified to play 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. Sounds great! Switch from MP3 to AM radio with rocker switch installed on back panel. See details here
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DESCRIPTION: Tabletop Tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by General Electric 1959 in excellent+ working condition. Quintessential early fifties sign in cherry red color. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in excellent condition with no cracks, splits, or missing plastic. Original factory molded red color plastic. No repaints no repairs. None needed. This radio is over 55 years old! No missing labels. The knobs are in excellent condition. The clear dial face is clear. The clock face is in excellent condition. No dial light. Not designed with one. Please see the photo close-up. The clock bezel is clear and transparent not 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. No missing clock control knobs. These usually go missing over the years. The clock and alarm set function work. 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. 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!