SOLD! - June 25, 2016 - SEAFOAM GREEN AND WHITE Retro Jetsons 1956 Admiral Model 5B43 Tube AM Clock Radio Totally Restored!
SEAFOAM GREEN AND WHITE Retro Jetsons 1956 Admiral Model 5B43 Tube AM Clock Radio Totally Restored!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13" x 6" x 6" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Turquoise seafoam green and white (ivory)
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DESCRIPTION: RARE tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Admiral in 1956 timeframe in excellent+ working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. This radio was cared for and maintained throughout its life. This radio is in excellent condition with no cracks, splits, or missing plastic. The top, sides, and bottom have been repainted in turquoise seafoam green. The gold metal stand in good condition. This radio is over 50 years old! Not missing labels on front speaker grill. The front 'Admiral' gold raised lettering is in good condition. The knobs are in excellent condition. The clear dial face has no hairline stress cracks. The clock is quiet and keeps accurate time. 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. 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. 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!