Lavender Lady Mid Century 1957 Motorola Model 5C27V-1 Vacuum Tube AM Clock Radio Rare Color! Excellent Plus Condition! Sounds Great!
DESCRIPTION: Purple shades are the rarest colors to be offered in this era. This vintage radio is an excellent example of this rare color. This antique tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm was manufactured by Motorola in 1957 and is in excellent+ working and physical condition. The last one we had in this good condition was over 2 years ago!
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment.
CABINET CONDITION: No cracks, chips or major scratches. This vintage radio has a perfect top. There is no hairline heat crack on top, which is common for this model by Motorola. This particular example came with a rare heat shield from the factory! No external repairs or repaints. None needed. This is a factory original molded in lavender through and through. It is absolutely stunning to behold. When was the last time you felt such a thrill to check the clock and see what time it was? The silver metal front fascia is not scratched or dinged. Usually there's scratches and/or dings.
LOGO: Not missing Motorola label on front speaker grill. Although the Motorola logo label is not in perfect condition some faded letters ('R' and 'O').
KNOBS: The knobs are in excellent condition. The clear tuning knob surround is not cracked but is slightly yellowed which is common for plastic of this age.
INTERNA:L 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. 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. Clock motor is silent no humming no buzzing no ticking noises. The alarm works. The clock and alarm set function work. There is a appliance timer function in back. No cracks on clear dial clock face. This vintage radio has no missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on clock dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping.
BACKING BOARD: Backing board is in great condition with crisp square corners.
POWER CORD: The original power cord and plug are excellent original working condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 15" x 5" x 5.5" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Lavender, called 'Hyacinth'
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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