Egyptian Turquoise Gold Mid Century 1959 Bulova Model 120 Tube AM Clock Radio Excellent Condition!
DESCRIPTION: Rare table top vacuum tube clock radio model from Bulova in excellent working and physical condition. Getting harder and harder to finds in this color and condition. Model 120 turquoise is a brighter turquoise than Model 100 which is a more muted blended turquoise.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly around the dial without need of external antenna attachment.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original factory molded glossy turquoise urea plastic a hard quality plastic that predates modern polycarbonate plastics of today. Not repainted. No over spray. Not touched up. No cracks or major scratches or missing pieces. Small rounded chip on the back top right corner. Clear tuning cover is original with no cracks, chips, or scratches and securely attached. No heat crack on top.
KNOBS: Original volume and tuning knobs are securely attached no cracks, no broken attachment posts, no missing center metal inserts. Original turquoise knobs have yellowed with age to a seafoam green-ish color. This is common for this model color. All three original matching clock function knobs.
LOGO: The front grill and Bulova badge logo plate is in excellent condition.
DIAL LIGHT: No tuning dial light. Not designed with one. But can be added for an extra charge.
CLOCK Clock works and keeps accurate time. Clock motor is silent no humming no buzzing no ticking noises. Alarm and clock set function works and goes off at the correct set times. No alarm buzzer wake to radio only. No sleep timer. Clock face is in excellent condition with clear numbers no rust no oxidation or greening. No water stains. Back clock and alarm time set screw is not missing.
INTERNAL ELECTRONICS: 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. 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. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected.
POWER CORD: The original power cord and plug are in excellent condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
BACKING BOARD: Original factory backing board with clear factory printing.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: No missing factory labels.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 5" x 6" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 5 lbs 9 oz
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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