Duncan Avocado 1961 Admiral Model Y3058 AM Pushbutton Clock Radio Mid Century Extravaganza to Behold!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube AM clock radio manufactured by Admiral in the early sixties 1961 or 1962 time frame in very good condition. This is a great vintage mid-century radio called "the Duncan" model. I don't know why Admiral came up with that name. Cabinet is original molded avocado back and light lime green front color. Factory molded colors. Not repainted no touch up no over spray. All original everything! Knobs and all push buttons work, and are original and securely attached. Push buttons don't pop off. This radio is over 60 years old! Clock works, keeps accurate time. The alarm works on this antique radio. The sleep function works although it's kinda funky design. It has 60, 45, 30, 15 min sleep settings but no indicator which timer setting it's set to. I've seen this on other manufacturer models with this particular Telechron clock model. The problem is radio won't turn on unless sleep timer is set to zero. You need to press the sleep timer once, twice, three, or four times until timer is at zero setting then the radio will turn on. If you keep the sleep timer setting always set to zero, you will have no problems turning on the radio. It's a quirky design. I'm baffled why the manufacturer did not design some kind of sleep timer readout or indicator. There is a repaired crack in the plastic bottom corner, please review photos carefully. Radio works well with good reception. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The push button gold metal surround is replaced. No lettering to indicate functions left to right: SLEEP, ON, ALARM, OFF. The tuning dial works fine. The power cable is securely attached. 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. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications. The power cord and plug are replaced by a previous owner and is securely attached. 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 10" x 5.5" x 5.5" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Avocado green back with light green front
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: plastic
Period: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier