Turquoise and White Retro Jetsons Vintage 1957 RCA Victor Model C-3HE AM Vacuum Tube Radio
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop Tube AM radio manufactured by RCA Victor in 1957 excellent working condition. Cabinet is turquoise and white color with one hairline crack on top in the center. One small chip on the grill (see photos). The front turquoise-blue plastic grill is in otherwise excellent condition. Knobs are original and securely attached. Not missing center metal gold cap insert. Hooray! This radio is over 60 years old! No dial light. Not designed with one but can be added. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine. The clock face is quintessential retro! The clock cover is cracked on the left side. The power cable is in good condition and securely attached. All paper and wax capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents so this radio has another 50+ years or more of playing time! The tubes are working fine. The clock works and keeps accurate time. Clock motor is silent no humming no buzzing no ticking noises. The alarm works. The clock set works. The sleep function works. Clock dial face is tarnished and worn at the upper left corner edge. The wake up alarm works. 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. The power cord and plug are good original working condition with no cracks, or splits. There is some weird hole in the back where the original power cord was routed. 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 6.5" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Turquoise and white
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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