Sedona Pink Orange 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 Firestone in 1952 in excellent working condition. Very rare model in a very rare color. Yes, this is the same Firestone that makes tires. Bridgestone, too, also made radios for a brief period. Back in the day, radio was the latest consumer must-have product. And, big manufacturers were climbing over each other to get a piece of that action. History repeats itself.
CABINET CONDITION: Original factory molded color not painted. No touch up no over spray. Cabinet is in excellent plus condition with no cracks, chips, or major scratches. This radio is over 70 years old! 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 in excellent condition with no rust, no oxidation, no greening or water stains. 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 excellent condition..
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 original 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 Firestone decal is in excellent condition.
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 in excellent condition.
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 excellent original working condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
COLOR: Reddish orang-ish pink-ish color
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