Aura White 1959 Philco Predicta Model H765-124 Vacuum Tube AM Clock Radio Awesome!
DESCRIPTION: This Predicta is one of the most iconic designs of the late fifties. It embodies American (and international) futuristic ambitions of the early space age. It is becoming extremely sought after by collectors and vintage enthusiasts. This Predicta will not be attainable for long! Tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Philco in 1959 time frame in excellent working and physical condition. Late fifties design in rare molded all white color clock and bottom. No repaints. No touch ups. None needed.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is in very good condition. There is a repaired hairline crack in back. There is a small edge chip on the front base top. There are small micro-fracture cracks along the side top edges. No other cracks, chips or major scratches. No cracks, chips, or major scratches on the top clock section. Amazingly, there is no front top edge chip on the clock section. Almost all Predictas seem to have that chip. The bottom section is mirror glossy condition. All original factory molded colors through and through. No repaint no touch up no over spray. The metal tuning and volume section plate are in excellent condition no dents, no oxidation or rust no faded or rubbed off lettering. This radio is over 60 years old! The buttons on top are all original, shiny, and securely attached and level. These buttons often go missing because they pop off. The clock gold metal trim surround is in very good condition with no pitting no rust slight fading and securely attached. Clock clear cover is original in excellent condition with no cracks.
KNOBS AND BUTTONS: The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. The volume knob works fine. The tuning knob rotates on a level plateau which is not often the case with these Predictas. The volume and tuning knobs are not warped. All original 4 clock buttons on top are original matching, shiny, do not pop off.
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! All the buttons on top work but the radio takes a longer time (forever)! to turn off (and on) which is common among these Predictas. The tubes are working fine. The dial light works. No clock light not designed with one. But one can be added for an extra charge. 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 radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection.
CLOCK: The clock works and keep accurate time. The clock movement is quiet as factory designed as it was the day it was new. No humming no buzzing no ticking noises. The alarm works. The clock and alarm set function work. The clock set screw in back is not missing the little knurled thumb wheel which is common. The clock black face is in excellent condition with no runs, streaks, minor rust, some pits, or flaking.
LOGO: No missing factory logos. Bottom base Philco logo is in very good condition some waviness some fading not heavily tarnished securely attached.
BACKING BOARD: Bottom backing board is in excellent condition with crisp square corners.
POWER CORD: The power cord and plug are very good original working condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring. A little stiff.
FACTORY LABELS: Original factory labels are mostly intact and readable
PROVENANCE: Was gently used then stored in a dry cool environment for a long period of time. No evidence of prolonged exposure to moisture, smoking, cooking grease, pets or carpet.
COLOR: White top and bottom. Very desirable color combo.
YOUTUBE VIDEO here
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 11" x 8" x 11" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 5 lbs 4 oz
ADD BLUETOOTH See info here
ADD Amazon Echo Dot™ See info here
ADD DIAL LIGHT See info here
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