Turquoise and White Retro Jetsons Vintage 1957 RCA Victor Model C-3HE AM Vacuum Tube Radio Looks and Sounds Fantastic!
DESCRIPTION: Cute tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by RCA Victor in 1957 in excellent working and physical condition.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly around the dial without need of external antenna attachment.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original factory molded white and turquoise plastic. Not repainted. No over spray. Not touched up. No chips or major scratches or missing pieces. There are some small very thin web hairline cracks on the top back cover. Beautifully contrasting original factory turquoise front grill. No chipped or nicked grill vanes.
KNOBS: Original matching brown knobs securely attached. The original tuning dial works fine. The gold metal volume knob conical insert is still present. These almost always seem to go missing.
LOGO: RCA Victor gold metal faschia plate is nice, securely attached, not dented no dings no rub off.
DIAL LIGHT: No tuning dial light. Not designed with one. But can be added for an extra charge.
CLOCK Clock works and keeps accurate time. Clock motor is silent no humming no buzzing no ticking noises. Alarm and clock set function works and goes off at the correct set times. Buzzer works but not terribly loud. Sleep timer works. Unique to RCA gold metal side clock function levers works. Position detents for clock and radio functions are softer touch than normal rotary or slider switch detents.
INTERNAL ELECTRONICS: 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. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected.
POWER CORD: The original power cord and plug are in excellent condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
BACKING BOARD: No backing board. Factory molded white backing cover is in excellent condition.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: No missing bottom labels.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13.5" x 5" x 6.5" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 3 lbs 14 oz
COLOR: Turquoise and white. Not yellowed with age.
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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