Cornflower Blue 1957 Motorola Model 57CD3A AM Vacuum Tube Radio Excellent Condition Works Great!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop vacuum tube AM radio manufactured by Motorola in 1957 time frame in excellent working and physical condition.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly around the dial without need of external antenna attachment.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original factory molded blue urea color plastic a hard high quality plastic that predates modern poly-carbonate plastics found everywhere today. All original factory molded colors. Not repainted. No touch up no over spray. None needed. No cracks or major scratches. No heat cracks on top. Small front edge chip on the right side. Front gold fascia plate is in very good un-dented condition. Gold has faded or rubbed off to silver in most areas. Red Motorola 'M' logo is in excellent condition.
KNOBS: Original factory molded ivory beehive volume and tuning knobs are securely attached with no repaired cracks, no broken attachment posts. Tuning clear plastic skirt is in excellent condition.
LOGO: No missing logos. Front gold Motorola logo is in very good condition.
DIAL LIGHT: No tuning dial light. Not designed with one. But can be added for an extra charge.
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. 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.
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. Buzzer works. Sleep timer works. Clock function lettering is in excellent condition with no rub off. Front clear clock cover is in excellent condition with no cracks no major scratches, no inclusions. Clock gold pinstripe patterned back is in excellent condition with no rust, no oxidation trails, no water stains. Clock number printing in excellent condition with no fading no rub off no flaking.
POWER CORD: The factory original brown power cord and plug are in excellent condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
BACKING BOARD: Original factory backing board is in excellent condition with clear readable factory printing. Factory printing is readable not water stained.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: No missing factory labels.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 15" x 4.5" x 5.5" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 5 lbs 6 oz
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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