Cloisonne Green Mid Century 1952 Automatic Radio Mfg Model CL-142 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Cool Model Rare Color!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube AM vintage radio manufactured by Automatic Radio Manufacturing Co. in 1952 in excellent working condition. Very rare model in a very rare color. This antique radio is evocative of Asian antiquity with an air of golden age deco.
CABINET CONDITION: Original factory molded color not painted. No touch up no over spray. Cabinet is in very good condition. There is a very small rounded chip on the top right cabinet corner obscured by the edge of the clear radio dial bezel. This radio is over 60 years old! The front facade is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or major scratches. There are small hairline inclusions on the bottom right side. The clock and tuning face clear bezels are not cracked or chipped, No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on tuning dial lettering on the clock or radio tuning bezel. The gold painted clock and tuning internal square surround is thin and missing in areas. The clear bezels are securely attached with no major cracks or scratches or inclusions. The clear cover bezel attachment tabs are not cracked off which is common on this model. The tuning indicator translucent green is in good condition a little faint.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment.
KNOBS: The original factory matching knobs are in excellent condition. Center gold metal caps are not missing but tarnished. The little clear clock knobs are all repros and matching and securely attached. Usually some or all of these are missing or not matching. The tuning dial works but with some slipping.
LOGO: The Automatic Radio Mfg decal is completely rubbed off.
INTERNAL ELECTRONICS: 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. 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. This vintage radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection.
BACKING BOARD: The original backing board is missing. A clear acrylic back cover has been fabricated and securely attached.
CLOCK: Clock works and keeps accurate time. Clock motor is silent no humming no buzzing no ticking noises. Alarm set function works. Alarm works. Clock set works.
POWER CORD: The power cord and plug are good original working condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
COLOR: Chartreuse Green
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13" x 4" x 6" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 4lbs 13oz
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: plastic
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier