Cream Ivory 1957 RCA Model C-4E Vacuum Tube AM Radio Sounds Great! Excellent Condition!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop vacuum tube AM radio manufactured by RCA Victor in 1957 in excellent working and physical condition.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original molded cream ivory front and back color plastic in excellent condition. Original factory colors molded through and through. No repaint, no touch up, no over spray. None needed. No chips or missing pieces or major scratches. There is a very short hairline crack from Drowse button to front edge that has been repaired. Front clear clock cover is in excellent condition no cracks, chips, or major scratches. Clock black back is faded along the top and bottom edge.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment.
LOGO: No missing logos. Front Little Nipper round logo medallion is original and securely attached. Filteramic badge is in excellent condition.
KNOBS: The original knobs are in excellent condition no cracks no chips. No missing gold metal center cap. Usually one of both of these are missing. Side metal flap knobs are in excellent condition.
LETTERING: No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on tuning dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. Red tuning pointer is in excellent condition.
DIAL LIGHT: Dial light works and lights brightly. Lights up Little Nipper medallion. Cool!
SOUND QUALITY: 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.
CLOCK: Clock works and keeps accurate time. Clock motor is not silent. Clock and alarm set functions work. Sleep function works. Wake to radio or alarm works.Top Drowse button works.
INTERNAL ELECTRONICS: All out of tolerance 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. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection.
BACKING BOARD: No backing board. Enclosed by matching white plastic case. No melted heat vents.
POWER CORD: The original white power cord and plug are in excellent original working condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
FACTORY LABEL: Bottom factory labels is intact and legible.
PROVENANCE: Previous owner identity is not known. Was gently used then stored in a dry cool environment for a long period of time. No evidence of prolonged exposure to cigarette smoking, moisture, or pets.
COLOR: ivory white
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DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 6" x 6.5" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 4 lbs 4 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