Bluetooth Ready To Go! - Buttercream Ivory Mid-Century Modern 1959 General Electric Model C-430A Vacuum Tube AM Clock Radio Beauty! Sounds Great!
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 white color that has uniformly yellowed with age to a butter cream yellow ivory color with rare working clock light that never needs bulk replacement.
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 white plastic that has semi-uniformly aged to a yellow buttercream color. No cracks, chips, or major scratches or missing pieces. Factory original molded colors through and through. Not repainted. No touch up no over spray. None needed. The top part by the snooze button is less yellowed. Clock gold color cover is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or micro-inclusions. Color matching back cover is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or melted heat vents.
KNOBS: Original 2 matching clear factory flap knobs are securely attached. No stripped internal post slots. Original factory matching volume and tuning metal knobs are in excellent condition not tarnished.
LOGO: No missing logos. Front gold factory painted raised General Electric logo is in excellent condition no rub 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! The clock dial light turns on when pressing clock face little knob.
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. Snooze button button on top works. Clock function lettering is in excellent condition with no rub off.
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 power cord and plug are in excellent condition with no cracks, or splits or exposed wiring.
BACKING BOARD: No backing board not designed with one.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: Bottom labels not missing. These paper labels are often missing on this model series.
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: white, aged yellowed color. Top by snooze button less yellowed.
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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