SOLD! - Feb 27, 2018 - TIFFANY PINK Mid Century Vintage Retro 1956 Emerson 826 Tube AM Clock Radio Totally Restored!
TIFFANY PINK Mid Century Vintage Retro 1956 Emerson 826 Tube AM Clock Radio Totally Restored!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 5" x 6" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Light Powder Pink. Not yellowed.
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DESCRIPTION: This is a quality manufactured clock radio with brick like proportions. It is solidly built! It's like Emerson took a lesson from Bulova in the use of quality materials and craftsmanship. If your significant other gets into a tantrum, this is not the clock radio you want to have heaved toward you! Some time during 1956, the designers at Emerson decided spiffy up Model 824 by slapping a transparent disc onto the front of the clock face. This way, if your clock stops working, you can make it into a sun dial! Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in very good condition with no chips, splits, or missing urea plastic. There is a hairline heat crack on top. The front grill in excellent condition. The knobs are in excellent condition. The original little on/off switch is present and securely attached with original factory gold paint not completely worn off. The clear dial face is clear but with small inclusion cracks throughout. Please see the photo close-up. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. The station call out numbering on the tuning dial is not rubbed off which is common. The bottom clear plastic stand is in good condition. 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 keeps accurate time. The clock motor is silent. The alarm works. The buzzer works. The clock and alarm set function work. 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. This thing belongs in a museum!