The Future is Here! - 1959 Philco Predicta Model H765-124 Tube AM Clock Radio
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DESCRIPTION: "I Predict-a You Will Like-a!" This Predicta is one of the most iconic designs of the late fifties. It embodies the essence of futuristic ambitions of the early space age. It is becoming extremely sought after by collectors and vintage enthusiasts. This Predicta will not be attainable for long! Tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Philco in 1959 time frame in excellent+ working condition. Late fifties design in rare molded white color. No repaints. No touch ups. None needed. The clock movement is quiet as factory designed as it was the day it was new. 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 bottom section is excellent glossy condition with no repairs no repaints. None needed. There is the common small chip on the front edge of the top clock button section. The metal tuning and volume section is in excellent condition with no scratches, dents, or oxidation. This radio is over 55 years old! The buttons on top are all there and securely attached. These buttons often go missing because they pop off. The clear clock dial face is clear with no cracks. Please see the photo close-up. The clock bezel is clear and transparent not yellowing. No cracks. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. The volume knob works fine. Both volume and tuning knobs rotate on a level plateau which is not often the case with these Predictas. They turn like flying saucers! All paper and wax capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents so this radio has another 50+ years or more of playing time! All the buttons on top work but the radio takes a long time to turn off which is common among these Predictas. 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. The clock set screw in back is not missing the little knurled thumb wheel which is common. The tubes are working fine. The dial light works. 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!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 11" x 8" x 11" (l x w x h)
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: plastic
Period: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier