Sandy Tan Mid Century 1957 Motorola Model 57H Tube AM Radio Hard to Find Rare Color Near Mint!
DESCRIPTION: Never before seen rare color for this rare model! Tabletop tube AM antique radio manufactured by Motorola in 1957 in excellent+ working condition. This design is one of my personal favorites of vintage radios. Looks very automotive and sci fi to me. A collectors favorite. This sandy tan color is extremely rare. I have actually never seen one before and didn't even know it existed until this one. Original factory molded color not painted. Not repainted. No touch up. No over spray. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in pristine, near mint condition. No cracks. No chips. No major scratches. The little plastic screw mounts onside the radio are not cracked either! This retro radio is over 60 years old! Grill is in excellent condition with no dents, dings, rust, or warping. Motorola label on front speaker grill is in excellent plus condition with no flaking or rub off. The knobs are in excellent condition. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on tuning dial lettering. The clear bezel on this radio is securely attached no cracks or scratches. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. The red tuning indicator button is in excellent condition not faded. Top lighted on/off button works and lights brightly and not yellowed! 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. Bottom factory label is mostly there and intact. 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.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 5" x 6" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Tan, not beige, like caffe latte tan
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: plastic
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier