Moderna Black and Silver 1953 Emerson Model 718 AM Vacuum Tube Clock Radio Early Jet Age! Sounds Great!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop vacuum tube AM alarm clock radio manufactured by Emerson between 1952-1954 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 black Bakelite with original silver metal fascia. No cracks, chips or major scratches or missing pieces. Original factory finish not repainted, not touched up not over sprayed. Clock clear window is not cracked no flaking numbers. Tuning back fabric is original not separated at edges no runs no rips no stains.
KNOBS: Original matching factory black plastic knobs securely attached. The original tuning dial works fine no slipping no sticky spots. Original matching black plastic volume knob.
LOGO: No missing logos.
DIAL LIGHT: No dial light, though one can be added, see below.
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. No snooze button.
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.
POWER CORD: The brand new replacement power cord and safety polarized plug are in excellent condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
BACKING BOARD: Original backing board is in excellent condition and securely mounted.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: No missing bottom labels. Factory labels are worn due to age.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 9.5" x 5" x 5" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 4 lbs 12 oz
COLOR: Black with shiny metal facade.
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ADD BLUETOOTH MP3 See info here
ADD SMART SPEAKER: See info here
ADD DIAL LIGHT: See info here
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.