Luxe Fifth Avenue Pink Mid Century Retro Jetsons 1957 Bulova Model 120 Tube AM Clock Radio Excellent Condition!
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DESCRIPTION: When Bulova designed the gold grill, they were thinking bling. This Bulova clock radio has a fine jewelry look to it. It's retro and Jetson appeal with a 5th Ave twist. Think "Touch of Mink" or "Breakfast at Tiffany's." I can see these clock radios at Bergdorf Goodmans in the late fifties. Very upscale looking! Tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Bulova in 1957 timeframe in excellent+ working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in excellent condition. No cracks, chips, or major scratches. All original factory molded colors. This radio is over 60 years old! The date stamped on the chassis says "August 17, 1957!" All original everything. No repaints. No cabinet repairs needed. Front bejeweled and faceted grill is original. The knobs are in fair condition intact but discolored from normal use. No missing little clock or alarm set knobs. The gold paint is mostly worn off the little knobs. The clear dial face has no cracks and is clear as a spring day in Central Park. The clock face is clean with no tarnishing or greening. 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 clock motor is silent. The alarm works. The buzzer works. The clock and alarm set function work. There is a appliance timer function in back. 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 unless you operate near modern megahertz devices. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications. Backing board is in good condition with crisp square corners. 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 no pets. When this radio was new, tailfins were all the rage! This thing belongs in a museum!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 5" x 6" (l x w x h)
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: plastic
Period: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier