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SOLD! - Mar 5, 2016 - PINK MARTINI Vintage Mid Century Retro Jetsons 1959 Bulova Model 170 Tube AM Clock Radio WORKS!

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PINK MARTINI Vintage Mid Century Retro Jetsons 1959 Bulova Model 170 Tube AM Clock Radio WORKS!

DIMENSIONS: Approximately 10" x 4.5" x 5.5" (l x w x h)

COLOR: Powder Pink

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DESCRIPTION: Rare and unique design from a distinctive manufacturer! Tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Bulova in late fifties time frame in very good+ working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial with external antenna attachment. Original factory molded pink plastic. Repaired and repainted crack on top. Repaired crack on the bottom. This radio is over 50 years old! The knobs are in good working condition but uniformly yellowed almost golden. The clear dial face is clear not yellowed with no cracks. 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. 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 replacement power cord and plug are good original working condition with no cracks, or splits. The power cord is a replacement. 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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