SOLD! - March 27, 2014 - TAN and White Retro Jetsons Vintage 1957 RCA – Retro Radio Farm

SOLD! - March 27, 2014 - TAN and White Retro Jetsons Vintage 1957 RCA 1-X-5KE AM Tube Clock Radio Totally Restored!

$ 179.00

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TAN and White Retro Jetsons Vintage 1957 RCA 1-X-5KE AM Tube Clock Radio Totally Restored!

DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 5" x 7" (l x w x h)

COLOR: Tan and white. Tan is like a beige pink. White is more like actual white not as ivory

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MP3: Plays MP3 for $99 more, includes cable. See details here (cut&paste link): http://www.retroradiofarm.com/collections/frontpage/products/play-mp3-from-your-ipod-ipad-galaxy-or-mp3-player

DESCRIPTION: Tabletop Tube AM radio manufactured by RCA Victor in 1950's excellent working condition. Cabinet is original tan (mauve pink) color and white. The front gold metal trim is in excellent condition. No cracks on the top! No cracks, chips, repairs or missing material. Knobs are original and securely attached. Volume knob has repaired cracks. This radio is almost 60 years old! Dial light lights up bright! No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The clear clock bezel is nice and clear with no cracks, hazing, or yellowing. The on off alarm side levers work fine. Nice retro switching mechanism. The tuning dial works fine. The power cable is securely attached. The original cord was stronger and better quality than most. The power cord is thicker and better quality than most. clock works and keeps accurate time. The clock motor is reasonably quiet, but it's not digital if you know what I mean. Alarm works. Clock and alarm set works. Sleep works. The drowse button on top works. The appliance timer in back probably works but it has not been tested. 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. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications. 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!

 

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