SOLD! - Aug 19 - 2015 - WOWIE! - Aqua Blue Green Retro Jetsons 1956 Motorola 57CD Tube AM Clock Radio NOS New Old Stock Cabinet Totally Restored!
WOWIE! - Aqua Blue Green Retro Jetsons 1957 Motorola 57CD Tube AM Clock Radio NOS New Old Stock Cabinet Totally Restored!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 15" x 5" x 5.5" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Aqua blue green. Kinda blue kinda green. Definitely not cornflower pastel blue that is more commonly seen.
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DESCRIPTION: Unbelievable find! New Old Stock (NOS) original Motorola cabinet. Never used. Brand new dealer replacement part was found. I was the first to install electronics and clock from a donor Motorola 57CD. This is the best Motorola 57CD aqua blue green cabinet on the planet. (No need to ask if there are cracks). Cabinet is mirror glossy and smooth with perfect original color. No exposure to UV makes this aqua blue green the closest to factory hue you'll find anywhere! This cabinet has been sitting in parts inventory leftover from some radio dealer for over 59 years! OMG! This radio will be shipped double-boxed in its original Motorola parts box. Tabletop Tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Motorola in 1956 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 condition with no cracks, splits, or missing plastic. No cracks on top. This radio is almost 60 years old! Not missing Motorola label on front speaker grill. The knobs are in excellent condition. The clear dial face has no cracks. Please see the photo close-up. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on clock dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. All electronic components have been tested and replaced if necessary. The clock works and keep accurate time for a mechanical analog design. The clock motor is quiet. The alarm works. The buzzer works. The clock and alarm set function work. 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 but is starting to crack at the interconnect base. Has been wrapped tightl;y with cloth then electrical tape. 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! This thing belongs in a museum!