General Electric C2570C

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This handsome little GE clock radio was gifted to me by my father when he learned I was getting into radios a few years ago. It evidently spent its life on the garage workbench, having been roughed up along the way and losing one of the knobs; however, it still works fine and is surprisingly sensitive on both the AM and FM bands. He told me the roughness visible on the top of the cabinet is due to a pet cockatiel he owned at the time picking away at the wood over time, which I find quite humorous and makes the radio a great conversation piece!

As mentioned above, this radio works perfectly fine and has required no servicing on my part to get operational. I may decide to recap it in the future if it ever fails on me, but for now, I am keeping it original, due in no small part to the rather extensive disassembly required to remove the circuit boards. Interestingly, there is evidence of prior servicing, as a small power resistor is tacked to the leftmost circuit board on the top side - perhaps the serviceman thought the same thing I did and did not want to deal with the hassle of removing one or both of the boards to change a single part!

 

Technical Information:

Model: General Electric C2570C

Chassis Model: Unknown (generic?)

Transistors: Unknown

Bands: AM, FM

Cabinet Type: Wood

Power Source(s): AC (120V, two-prong)

Date of Manufacture: Unknown (1970s?)

Misc. Notes:

- The two circuit boards are interconnected via small, flat strips of copper. I've never seen this method of connecting PCBs used in a radio before.

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