Vanilla Ivory 1951 GE General Electric Model 516F AM Vacuum Tube Clock Radio Classic Looks! Sounds Wonderful!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop vacuum tube clock radio manufactured by General Electric in 1951 timeframe in excellent working and physical condition.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations clearly around the dial without need of external antenna attachment.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is in excellent condition. No cracks, no chips, no major scratches. Original factory molded ivory color plastic. Not repainted. No over spray. Not touched up. Factory original brass color metal trim clock is in excellent condition. Metal bezel securely attached. Clock and radio function lettering is clear and readable.
KNOBS: Original matching knobs are in excellent condition and securely attached. No broken or bent attach posts. Little clock knobs are all original factory matching, securely attached not yellowed.
LOGO: No missing logo. The factory original "General Electric" indented red painted lettering is in excellent condition no rub off or flaking.
DIAL LIGHT: No dial light. Not designed with one but can be added for an etxra charge.
SPEAKER: Original 4" speaker
CLOCK: Clock works and keeps accurate time. Clock motor is silent no humming no buzzing no ticking noises. Alarm and clock set function works and goes off at the correct set times. Alarm buzzer works. Wake to radio and buzzer. Sleep timer works.
INTERNAL ELECTRONICS: All paper and wax capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents. Both Intermediate Transformers have been rebuilt to ensure static free performance. The vacuum 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. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected.
POWER CORD: The original power cord and plug are in excellent condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: Back factory label is intact. No missing labels.
BACKING BOARD: Original factory back has no cracks, no broken corners. Securely mounted.
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DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 6" x 6.5" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 4 lbs 14 oz
ADD BLUETOOTH MP3 See info here
ADD SMART SPEAKER: See info here
ADD ALWAYS-ON DIAL LIGHT: See info here
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