1959-1961 CBS C230 Tube AM Clock Radio – Retro Radio Farm

Sweetheart Red and Pink Mid Century Retro 1959-1961 CBS C230 Tube AM Clock Radio Rare Color Combo!

$ 299.00

SWEETHEART Red and Pink Mid Century Retro 1959-1961 CBS C230 Tube AM Clock Radio Rare Color Combo!

DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13" x 3" x 6" (l x w x h)

COLOR: Pink and Red. Yowza!


ADD BLUETOOTH MP3 FOR $99: Plays MP3 with cable or wirelessly from any MP3 playing device over 30 ft. Includes 3.5mm to mono RCA cable. Just plug in your MP3 player or connect wirelessly via Bluetooth. Works with any iPod, iPAD, iPhone, or Android. Switch from MP3 to AM radio with rocker switch installed on back panel. See details here

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DESCRIPTION: Not to be out done by its rival NBC,CBS jumped into the market by relabeling products by Traveler and Truetone in the late fifties early sixties. Rare odd original color combination. Embodies all the design quirks of the Jetsons, atomic age, space race era. So wacky! So kitschy! 50's gaud at its finest! Look at the crazy color combination. This is an original factory color combo as conceived by either a color blind or overly romantic colorist in CBS marketing department. I know it's original and not a hybrid mutt because I've seen others like it. Tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by CBS in 1959 to 1961 time frame in excellent+ working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. The clock seems to keep good time. Put it this way: it's not digital. Cabinet is in excellent condition with no cracks, splits, or missing plastic. No cracks on top. There is a hairline crack on the right side that has been glued and staiblized. This radio is over 50 years old!  No missing labels. The knobs are in excellent condition. The clear dial face has no cracks. The gold surround trim is in near mint condition. The lettering on the tuning dial is crisp and intact. 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. One of the clock set screws is missing. 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. The power cord and plug is original in 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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