SOLD! - Feb 21, 2016 - VIVID Turquoise Retro Jetsons 1957 Motorola 57C – Retro Radio Farm

SOLD! - Feb 21, 2016 - VIVID Turquoise Retro Jetsons 1957 Motorola 57CC Tube AM Clock Radio Totally Restored!

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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. This one has an almost undetectable heat crack towards the left back. It is squiggly approximately 3/4" and is a very fine hairline. Usually, I see much larger heat cracks on these models that require filling and repaint. This one was insignificant enough for me to leave it as it is. The condition of the cabinet is one of the best I've seen in a long while. The clock is reasonably quiet on this one too. But, let's face it. It's not digital. 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 to mint condition no distress cracks, chips, or missing material. 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. Just one little stress crack by the right on/off/auto switch. Usually, this distress crack is found on all three little clock knobs. 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!

 

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