Up for auction is a vintage GENERAL ELECTRIC tube clock radio in a black bakelite case. Model 500, circa 1940's or early 1950's.
Super cool vintage clock radio! Old black bakelite case (tests positive with Simichrome) has great art deco shaping. Shiny gold plate with easy to read Roman Numeral numbers in maroon. Clock face is light green. Large hour and minute hands and gold second hand with convex clear plastic cover. White station tuner dial near top of radio. Three white knobs. Top knob is for setting alarm time. Reads "Set" on left; "Alarm" on right. Pull out to turn maroon alarm dial on face of clock. Bottom knob has settings of "Wake Up", "Off" and "Manual". For operating radio or activating alarm. Large white knob just above gold GENERAL ELECTRIC face plate on bottom front is radio volume control. GENERAL ELECTRIC label on bottom of case - see photo #3 for close up.
Long electrical cord with the old-style ungrounded plug. Works in any standard electrical outlet.LARGE SIZE! Measures approximately 10 1/2 inches in width, 6 1/4 inches in height and 6 inches in depth.
Purchased recently at the high-end estate sale of a vintage electronics collector, this item is in extraordinarily nice condition and has been well cared for. No missing parts or knobs. The case has no cracks, chips, breaks, spots ... read more