Black and White 1958 Philco Predicta Model H765-124 Vacuum Tube AM Clock Radio Awesome! Sounds Great!
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. Predictas clock radios are relatively more usable than their TV counterparts. Tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Philco in 1958 time frame in excellent working condition. Late fifties design in rare molded white color clock and black bottom. Desirable color option. Several cracks visible in the clock head, chips around the top by the buttons, please review pictures carefully.
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. The bottom section is mirror glossy condition with no repairs no repaints. Few small chips on front top base corners. There is the usual chip along the front edge of the top clock push button section. There are repaired cracks on the back, bottom, and sides of the clock top plastic part. Has been repaired. The metal tuning and volume section plate are in excellent condition, little to no oxidation or rust. This radio is over 60 years old! The buttons on top are all original, matching and securely attached. These buttons often go missing. The clock gold metal trim surround is in excellent condition with no pitting no rust and securely attached. Clock clear cover is original in excellent condition with no cracks. Clock face black panel is in excellent condition with no fading, pitting, flaking or stains.
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. All original 4 clock buttons on top.
DIAL LIGHT: No clock light not designed with one. But one can be added for an extra charge. Tuning base light works illuminates behind the volume and tuning knobs.
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. 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 buzzer 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 shows little to no pitting consistent with age.
Logos: No missing factory logos. Bottom base Philco logo is in excellent condition not wavy not 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 black bottom. Very desirable color combo.
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DIMENSIONS: Approximately 11" x 8" x 11" (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
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier