VERDE GREEN Golden Age Art Deco 1948 Continental Model 1600 AM Tube Clock Radio Totally Restored!
DESCRIPTION: This is one of the classiest looking clock radios ever made. The contours and ergonomics couldn't be more sensual and graceful. Rare as can be. This particular design always gets sold quickly. I've never see one in lime green such as this. Probably never will again. It is truly a sight to behold! This is the easiest radio to photograph! It takes a great picture from every angle. AM tabletop tube clock radio manufactured by Continental in the 1948 time frame still in excellent+ working condition. This radio has a very golden age of radio look. There is a hairline heat crack on top approximately 1-2" length. There is a crack on the front and side by the clock dial. A few scratches on top that could not be polished out. No repaints no other modifications of any kind. All knobs, dial pointer, etc are present, working, not missing. The volume knob looks like it could be a replacement but it could be original. The little gold metal clock knobs are original. Nice touch. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without external antenna attachment. Excellent art deco design! Original factory molded lime green plastic cabinet is beautiful mirror-like glossy condition. No repaints. No touch-ups. No over sprays. This is an original factory molded color through and through. It's absolutely awesome. The tuning knobs are original matching lime green plastic securely attached. Clock works and keeps accurate time. Clock is quiet. Alarm works, Alarm set works. Clock set works. Sleep function works. This radio is over 60 years old! All the dial numbering and lettering is crisp and clear. Some areas are rubbed off or oxidized. Look at the neat Art Deco-ish type font! No missing numbering, dots or dashes, or anything. No smudges or yellowing. The back panel is good usable shape but with fatigued corners and attach edges. The tuning and volume dials work fine. The unit powers on and off with a definite click. All out of spec capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents so this radio has another 50+ years or more of playing time! The tubes are working fine. All out-of-spec resistors have been replaced with modern correct value and voltage equivalents. The original power cord and plug is in good working condition with no cracks, or splits or electrical tape repair. 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, Harry S Truman was president! This thing belongs in a museum!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 5" x 6" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Grass green, like a shamrock green or kelly green. Rare. Beautiful.
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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