Grasshopper Green 1959-1961 CBS Model C230 Vacuum Tube AM Clock Radio Rare Colorway Rare Model! Sounds Terrific and Excellent Plus Condition!
DESCRIPTION: Rare tabletop vacuum tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by CBS in 1959 to 1961 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 grasshopper green and ivory plastic. Not repainted. No over spray. Not touched up. Original molded colors through and through! No major scratches or missing pieces. Front gold cast metal decorative piece is in excellent condition shiny with no rust slight fading and tarnish and securely attached. Clock clear cover is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips or inclusions and not yellowed.
KNOBS: Factory original matching tuning and volume knobs are in excellent condition with no cracks, no broken posts. Not missing gold metal inserts. The original tuning dial works fine no slipping or sticky spots.
LOGO: CBS gold factory painted raised logo metal plate is in excellent condition tarnished securely attached.
DIAL LIGHT: No tuning dial light. Not designed with one. But can be added for an extra charge.
CLOCK: The clock works quietly and keeps accurate time. The alarm works. The buzzer works. The clock and alarm set function work. 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 alarm works. Wake to radio or radio with buzzer. Sleep timer works.
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 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 intact securely attached. All factory printing is readable.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: Bottom labels is mostly intact and readable not water stained.
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. Was probably used in or near kitchen for much of its life.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13" x 6" x 6" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 5 lbs 13 oz
COLOR: grass green and ivory
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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