SOLD! - May 11, 2016 - BLUETOOTH MP3 Ready - EBONY Mid Century Retro Jetsons 1959 Motorola 5C11E Tube AM Clock Radio Totally Restored!
BLUETOOTH MP3 Ready - EBONY Mid Century Retro Jetsons 1959 Motorola 5C11E Tube AM Clock Radio Totally Restored!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 5" x 6" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Ebony. Black
YOUTUBE VIDEO here. I live in rural Connecticut and there's only one radio station that comes in loud and clear depending on the day.
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. Switch from MP3 to AM radio with rocker switch installed on back panel. Sounds great! See details here
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DESCRIPTION: Tabletop Tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Motorola in 1959 in excellent+ working condition. 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 bakelite. No cracks, splits, repairs, or missing material whatsoever. This radio is over 50 years old! Motorola label on front speaker grill is original. The knobs are in excellent condition. No missing little clock or alarm set knobs. Amazing. The clear dial face has no cracks. The clock face is gold metal finish with no tarnishing or greening. Please see the photo close-up. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on clock dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping missing center metal cap. 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!