Hot Blonde Wood Mantle 1954 Firestone 4-A-128 Vacuum Tube AM Clock Radio She's a 10!
DESCRIPTION: Every once in a while, history throws you a little surprise. In the world of electronics, it doesn't get more unexpected than Firestone Tire Company of of Akron Ohio making clock radios. Yessir - need new tires? How about a clock radio to go with that? Why not. What's more, this one is made of factory painted blonde hard wood! A fashionable color option during 50s. Not bulky like tombstone or cathedral radios of the period. Just big enough to sit on a mantle or bookshelf. So beautiful! Looks like Firestone re-marketed Automatic CL-100 but most CL-100 I've seen are plastic. So, the wood CL-100 from Automatic sold to Firestone is extremely rare. Tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in 1955 time frame in excellent+ working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without an external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in excellent condition. Not repainted no over spray no touch up. None needed. No cracks or chips and split veneering. Section of veneer on the left side bottom is chipped. Firestone logo is impeccable. This radio is almost 65 years old! The knobs are in excellent condition. No missing knobs. The on/off/alarm switch knobs are securely attached. The clear dial face is in very good condition securely attached. The plastic covers attach to gold metal square frames which in turn are held securely by metal tabs that secure it to the wood frame. Little rust, pitting, tarnishing of the metal attachment frames. On the right the plastic cover is cracked along the bottom. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. All paper and wax capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents so this radio has another 50+ years or more of playing time! The clock works and keep accurate time for a mechanical analog design. The clock motor is silent. The alarm works. The buzzer works. The clock and alarm set function work. The tubes are working fine. Replacement LED dial light works lights up brighter than original filament bulbs and lasts longer. 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. Backing board is not missing in excellent condition. The power cord and plug are good original working condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection. Comes from non-smoking, mature, clean professional environment.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 14" x 5" x 7" (l x w x h)
COLOR: blonde painted wood
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier