SOLD! - May 17, 2018 - VIVID Turquoise Retro Jetsons 1957 Motorola 57C – Retro Radio Farm

SOLD! - May 17, 2018 - VIVID Turquoise Retro Jetsons 1957 Motorola 57CC Tube AM Clock Radio Excellent!

$ 349.00

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VIVID Turquoise Retro Jetsons 1957 Motorola 57CC Tube AM Clock Radio Excellent!

DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13.5" x 6" x 5.5" (l x w x h)

COLOR: Vivid Turquoise. Aquamarine.

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DESCRIPTION: These urea plastic clock radios from Motorola in the late fifties are sought after for their unique Sputnik period styling. The turquoise color on this particular radio is stunning. The clock is quiet on this one too. No major clock motor humming, buzzing, or cranking sound. Tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Motorola in 1957 excellent+ working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in excellent glossy unfaded condition no chips, or missing material. There are three little heat cracks on the top which is common for this radio. The front metal gold faschia is slightly oxidized. This radio is over 50 years old!  The knobs are in excellent condition not faded. All the little clock knobs are still present. There is a small stress crack on the clear clock bezel by the alarm set knob. This is common for this model. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on clock dial lettering. The metal tuning fascia plate is better condition than others. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. This radio has another 60+ years or more of playing time! The clock works and keep accurate time. The alarm works. The buzzer works. The clock, calendar, and alarm set function work. The cable is strong and sturdy and thicker than most. Cord is in excellent condition with no splits, cracks, or exposed wiring. There is a appliance timer function in back. I'll bet it works if the alarm function works, but I cannot think of a good reason to use it nowadays. Pretty superfluous function even back in the fifties. 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. When this radio was new, tailfins were all the rage!

 

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