SOLD! - Apr 28, 2018 - SEA GREEN Mid Century Vintage 1957 Motorola Mod – Retro Radio Farm

SOLD! - Apr 28, 2018 - SEA GREEN Mid Century Vintage 1957 Motorola Model 56R AM Tube Radio Rare! Works Great!

$ 229.00

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SEA GREEN  Mid Century Vintage 1957 Motorola Model 56R AM Tube Radio Rare! Works Great!

DIMENSIONS: Approximately 10" x 5" x 6" (l x w x h)

COLOR: Sea Green, like a chartreuse green

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DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Motorola in 1957 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 very good condition. No heat cracks, chips, or major scratches.  There was a chip on the back left corner that has been repaired and repainted. This radio is over 60 years old!  The knobs are in excellent condition. The gold metal inserts are original and excellent condition. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on tuning dial lettering. 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 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 upper right corner has broken off. The replacement 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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