Marilyn Pink 1957 Motorola Model 56CD3 Vacuum Tube AM Clock Radio She's a Babe Sounds Fantastic!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop vacuum tube AM clock alarm radio manufactured by Motorola in 1957 time frame in excellent physical and working condition in original pink color.
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 pink urea plastic a hard high quality plastic that predates modern polycarbonate plastics. Not repainted. Not touched up and no overspray. Hairline heat crack on top which is common among these models. Heat shield has been installed internally underside to reduce the possibility of further heat cracking. No chips no major scratches. Clear plastic clock cover is in very good condition with cracks, no chips and no major scratches. There is one eyelash crack under the On/Off/Auto knob which is common among this model series. Front gold tuning fascia is invery good condition with some rub off slight tarnish. Sometimes these tuning fascia can get pretty tarnished looking.
KNOBS: Original matching pink volume and tuning tuning knobs are in excellent condition faded to light pink. Tuning clear knob skirt is in excellent clear translucent. Usually these clear skirts from Motorola for this model series develop a white waxy residue due to unstable chemical formulation at the factory. This one seems to have benefited from a stable chemical formulation that doesn't result in the excessive white waxy buildup. All three little clock knobs are matching ivory and original.
LOGO: No missing logos. Front M logo is original black in excellent condition.
DIAL LIGHT: No dial light not designed with one. But can be added for an extra charge.
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. Wake to radio or radio and buzzer. Sleep timer works. Front gold clock face back panel is in very good no rust no dents or dings, not warped. There is a water stain on the clock face. Clock arms are original white, not tarnished or rusted, securely attached.
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 loudness and static-free operation. 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 working condition. No breaks, no splits, no repair with electrical tape, or other. No exposed wiring.
BACKING BOARD: Original factory backing board is intact no broken attachment corners.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: No missing factory labels.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13" x 6" x 6" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: Approx 5 lbs 3 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.