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
VIVID Turquoise Retro Jetsons 1957 Motorola 57CC Tube AM Clock Radio Totally Restored!
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 Jetsons type styling. This particular model is very recognizable but is more commonly found in pink. Turquoise is harder to find. It is a vivid unmistakable turquoise color. There is a diagonal heat crack on the top towards the back left edge. The clock is reasonably 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 very good condition no chips, or missing material. The front metal gold fachia is nearly perfect with no rust, tarnish, discoloration or fading. This radio is over 50 years old! No missing 'M' Motorola label on front speaker grill. The Motorola 'M' still retains its original black paint. Often, the black paint is worn off and the metal silver color is revealed. This is the first time I've seen a nearly all black 'M.' The knobs are in excellent condition not faded. All the little clock knobs are still present. The clock bezel is clear and transparent not yellowing. The top right edge of the clock clear bezel is chipped off. Usually, this distress crack is found on all three little clock knobs. This one does not have those characteristic cracks. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on clock dial lettering. The metal tuning fascia plate is better condition than others. A lot less tarnished. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. 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. 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!