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SOLD! - Feb 27, 2016 - SCIENCE FICTION FANTASY 1959 Philco Predicta Model H765-124 Tube AM Clock Radio Works!

$ 499.00

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SCIENCE FICTION FANTASY 1959 Philco Predicta Model H765-124 Tube AM Clock Radio Works!

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

COLOR: Black, white, and gold

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DESCRIPTION: If you have dreams of traveling through space in a flying saucer, this is the clock radio for you. The designers at Philco spent way too many nights watching low budget science fiction movies when they came up with this alien. Tabletop Tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Philco in 1959-60 time frame in excellent+ working condition. Late fifties design in rare contrasting ivory, 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 excellent shiny condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches. There is a hairline crack on the top front edge of the clock by the top buttons. 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. 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. 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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