Powder Blue 1959 General Electric Model C-404B Tube AM Clock Radio With Issues
COLOR: Powder blue
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DESCRIPTION: This vintage tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by General Electric in 1959 time frame is in good working condition. This vintage radio was once owned by Marvin V. Suits! Don't know who he is? We don't either, but this person absolutely hated getting up in the morning so he used a baseball bat to shut off the snooze button. Please see top photos. Quintessential late fifties design in powder blue color. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in modest condition with a large crack across the top. There is a large chip on the back at the bottom which is not visible from the front. Were it not for the cracks, this radio would be in near mint condition with factory glossiness. This radio is over 55 years old! No missing label on front speaker grill. The knobs are in excellent condition. The tuning knob has a small tarnish spot on the gold metal cap. The clear dial face is clear and no stress cracks. Please see the photo close-up. 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 clock and alarm set function work. 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. The power cord and plug are good original working condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring. The original power cord has been replaced. 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. When this radio was new, tailfins were all the rage! This thing belongs in a museum!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 11" x 4.5" x 6.5" (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