Aqua Mid Century 1956 Motorola Model 56CD Tube AM Clock Radio Sounds Great! Looks Great!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Motorola in 1956 excellent+ working condition. There is one noticeable heat crack on the top on the left. These are fairly common among 56CD and 57CC models that have had normal use. It's due to heat generated by the amplifier tube directly below. As part of our intensive restoration process a supplemental heat shield has been added (that should have been added by Motorola engineers back in the day!). So it should help reduce further heat deterioration. No chips or scratches anywhere. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. The radio gold metal plate is in good condition with some rub-off. The clock face is in excellent condition. Tiny eyelash crack by the On Off Auto button. No other eyelash cracks. Almost all these models seem to have those little downward eyelash cracks by the clock knobs. This radio is over 60 years old! The knobs are in excellent condition.The clock bezel is clear and transparent not yellowing. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on clock dial lettering. 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. The alarm works. The buzzer works. The clock and alarm set function work. There is a appliance timer function in back. 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.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13.5" x 6" x 5.5" (l x w x h)
YOUTUBE VIDEO here
ADD BLUETOOTH MP3 for $99 more: See info here
ADD Amazon Echo Dot™ for $149 more. See info here
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