PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE 1959 Philco Predicta Model H765-124 Tube AM Cl – Retro Radio Farm

PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE 1959 Philco Predicta Model H765-124 Tube AM Clock Radio Works Great!

$ 379.00

PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE 1959 Philco Predicta Model H765-124 Tube AM Clock Radio Works Great!

DIMENSIONS: Approximately 11" x 8" x11" (l x w x h)

COLOR: White

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ADD 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. Switch from MP3 to AM radio with rocker switch installed on back panel. See details here

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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. These Predictas won't 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 fair condition. The clock section was pretty badly cracked in several places but has been repaired. 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. 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! 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 missing the little knurled thumb wheel which is common. Strong finger grip or pair of pliers will be needed to set the clock and/or alarm. 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!

 

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