MARILYN PINK Mid Century Vintage Retro 1956 Motorola 56CD Tube AM Clock Radio She's A Doll!
DESCRIPTION: Pretty and pink. Marilyn would have approved. Tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Motorola in 1956 excellent+ working condition. There is one noticeable heat crack on the top on the left. These are fairly common among 56CD and 57CC models that have had normal use. The crack have been glued and stabilized. These are not stress cracks or cracks resulting from being dropped. It's due to heat generated by the amplifier tube directly below. As part of our intensive restoration process a supplemental heat shield is added (that should have been added by Motorola engineers back in the day!). So it should help reduce further deterioration. No chips or scratches anywhere. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. The radio gold metal plate is in excellent condition with no rust or rub-off. The clock face is in excellent condition. No little clock knob cracks on the clear clock bezel. Amazing! Almost all these models seem to have those little downward eyelash cracks by the clock knobs. This radio is over 60 years old! The knobs are in excellent condition.The clock bezel is clear and transparent not yellowing. 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 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.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13.5" x 6" x 5.5" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Powder pink. Ballet pink.
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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