Antiqua Ivory 1959 GE General Electric Model 914D AM Vacuum Tube Clock Radio Popular Model
DESCRIPTION: Table top vacuum tube clock radio manufactured by General Electric in 1959. Has look like it’s been suntanning by the pool since the 50s. Original ivory has yellowed on top and sides to color like scrimshaw bone.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations clearly around the dial without need of external antenna attachment.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is in very good condition. Original factory molded ivory color plastic has yellowed with age. No cracks, no chips, no major scratches. This radio is not repainted. No over spray. Not touched up. No missing pieces. Gold clock face is in excellent condition with no chips, no greening, hazing, and very few micro-inclusions in the clock face. There is a hairline crack on the left side of the tuning window. Bezel securely attached. Clock and radio function lettering is clear and readable. Original factory molded color matching ivory back cover has no cracks, no chips or major scratches, has discoloration. Securely mounted.
KNOBS: Original matching metal knobs are in excellent condition and securely attached. No broken attach posts. Little clock knobs are all original factory matching clear barrel ridged knobs with flaps and securely attached.
LOGO: No missing logo. The factory original black "General Electric" raised black painted lettering has significant rub-off.
DIAL LIGHT: Tuning dial light is working. Comes on when radio is powered. Rare gas bulb clock light doesn't work but the switch and knob are intact and secure. A modern Always-On clock light but can be added for an extra charge.
SPEAKER: Original 4" speaker
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. Alarm buzzer works. Wake to radio or radio and buzzer. Sleep timer works. Snooze button works.
INTERNAL ELECTRONICS: All paper and wax capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents. Both Intermediate Transformers have been rebuilt so this radio has another 50+ years or more of playing time! The tubes are working fine. 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 color matching power cord and plug are in excellent condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: Bottom factory label is partially missing. More intact than most.
BACKING BOARD: Original factory molded color matching yellowed ivory back cover has no chips or major scratches. Securely mounted.
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DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13" x 6" x 6.5" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 5 lbs 14 oz
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ADD SMART SPEAKER: See info here
ADD ALWAYS-ON DIAL LIGHT: See info here
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