Burgundy Swirl Mid Century 1959 General Electric Model C-416C Vacuum Tube AM Clock Radio Beauty Sounds Fantastic Popular Model!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by General Electric in 1959 time frame in excellent working and physical condition. Very popular late fifties step design in original factory molded burgundy swirl color.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations very clearly and loudly around the dial without need of external antenna attachment.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original factory molded burgundy swirl plastic which has brown and red swirl highlights. All original factory molded colors. Not rep[ainted no touch up not over sprayed. No cracks, chips or major scratches or missing pieces. Clock gold color cover is in excellent condition with no cracks, no chips. Clock function lettering has partially worn off but mostly still there. Color matching back cover is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips or major scratches. No melted heat vanes.
KNOBS: All three original matching clock function knobs are securely attached. No stripped internal post slots. No chipped edges. Original factory matching volume and tuning knobs are in excellent condition. Gold metal inserts are in excellent condition shiny, not tarnished.
LOGO: No missing logos. Front gold factory painted raised General Electric logo is not completely worn off.
DIAL LIGHT: Original dial light works and lights brightly! Replacement LED bulb will not need to be replaced for years! The tuning dial light follows the movement of the tuning pointer. Nifty!
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. Both Intermediate Frequency Transformers (IFTs) have been rebuilt to ensure static-free performance. 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 gray power cord and plug are in excellent condition with no cracks, or splits.
BACKING BOARD: Color matching pink back cover is original. No cracks, no chips, no major scratches.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: Missing 1 bottom label. The other bottom factory label is in fair condition, readable, but water stained. These labels are often missing on this model series.
PROVENANCE: Grandma was a smoker. Spent many years on her night stand located on the right side of her bed.
COLOR: Dark Brown with reddish swirls
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DIMENSIONS: Approximately 14" x 6" x 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