Citron Yellow 1957-58 Motorola Model 5C22Y Vacuum Tube AM Clock Radio Yellow Alert!
DESCRIPTION: Doesn’t get better than this if you’re hungry for the yellow stuff! True yellow is one of the rarest of the original molded colors for radios of this period. This is not yellow beige or yellowed ivory or gold-ish butterscotch-y yellow. It is yellow. Yellow. Yellow. Yellow. This is one of the only yellow 5C22Y’s I’ve seen in almost 10 years although I have known they existed. Tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Motorola in 1957-1958 in excellent+ working and near mint physical condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in excellent near mint condition with no cracks, splits, or major scratches. Original factory molded color not repainted no over spray no touch up. None needed. This radio is over 60 years old! Motorola label on front speaker grill is in excellent condition. The knobs are in excellent condition. The clear dial face has no stress cracks, hazing, yellowing or dings. No broken attachment tabs. Please see the photo close-up. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on clock dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. All paper and wax capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents, so this radio has another 50+ years or more of playing time! The clock works and keep accurate time for a mechanical analog design. The alarm works. The buzzer works. The clock and alarm set function work. There is an appliance timer function in back. The tubes are working fine. Original backing board is in excellent condition with crisp square corners and edges. Bottom factory label is in excellent condition. Little round factory inspection sticker on bottom is intact. 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 unless you operate near modern megahertz devices. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications. The power cord and plug are good original working condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection. Comes from non-smoking, mature, clean professional environment.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13.5" x 5" x 6" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Citron yellow, lemon yellow
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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