SOLD! - Feb 21, 2016 - RUBY RED GRAPEFRUIT Pink Retro Jetsons 1956 Philco E742-124 Tube AM Clock Radio Works!
RUBY RED GRAPEFRUIT Pink Retro Jetsons 1957 Philco E742-124 Tube AM Clock Radio Works!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 11" x 6" x 6" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Pink and black. Like ruby red grapefruit or bubble gum pink.
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DESCRIPTION: Tabletop Tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Philco in 1957 excellent+ working condition. Late fifties design in rare contrasting pink, black, and gold colors. 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 good condition with a stress crack beginning on the top back edge that has been glued and stabilized. No other cracks , chips, or abrasions on the pink cabinet. This radio is over 55 years old! Gold front speaker grill is slightly oxidized and faint. The knobs are in excellent condition. The clear clock dial face is clear with one 1" stress crack. Please see the photo close-up. The clock bezel is clear and transparent not yellowing. The clock numbering is faint and faded. 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. 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!