Celeste Blue Mid Century 1952 Automatic Radio Mfg Model CL-142 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Cool Model Rare Color!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube AM vintage radio manufactured by Automatic Radio Manufacturing Co. in 1952 in excellent working and physical condition. Very rare model in a very rare color.
CABINET CONDITION: Original factory molded color not painted. No touch up no over spray. None needed. Cabinet is in excellent condition. No cracks, no other chips, no major scratches. The clock and tuning face clear bezels are not cracked or chipped or scratched. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on tuning dial lettering on the clock or radio tuning bezel. The gold painted clock and tuning internal square surround is in excellent condition. The clear bezels are securely attached with no major cracks or scratches or inclusions. The clear cover bezel attachment tabs are not cracked off which is common on this model.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. 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.
LOGO: The Automatic Radio Mfg decal is not rubbed off in excellent condition. Usually these Automatic or Firestone manufacturer decals are partially rubbed off.
KNOBS: The factory original matching knobs are in excellent condition. Center gold metal caps are not missing but tarnished. The little clear clock knobs are all matching and securely attached. Usually some or all of these are missing or not matching. The tuning dial works fine and smooth. The tuning indicator translucent green is in excellent condition.
CLOCK: Clock works and keeps accurate time. Clock motor is silent no humming no buzzing no ticking noises. Alarm set function works. Alarm works. Clock set works.
DIAL LIGHT: Has working tuning dial light which turn on when radio is on. No clock light. Not designed with one but can be added for an extra charge.
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. Both Intermediate Frequency Transformers (IFTs) have been rebuilt to ensure static-free performance. All out-of-spec resistors have been replaced with modern correct value and voltage equivalents. This vintage radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection.
BACKING BOARD: The original backing board is in very good condition, reinforced along the top edge to prevent further breaking and securely mounted.
POWER CORD: The new replacement power cord and safety polarized plug are new working condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
COLOR: light or powder blue
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13" x 4" x 6" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 4 lbs 13 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