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Antique Philco Transitone Tube Clock Radio w/ Sessions Movement from the 1950's.
The clock has never had a glass cover. This is the way it was originally made. On the dial it reads: Sessions Movement.
Keeps perfect time! and the "sweeping" hand moves ever so smoothly!
I've removed the back of the case to show the inside of it as I believe in full disclosure. The back panel will be replaced with 4 screws that came with it.

Wooden Case measures approximately 13 3/4" H X 5 3/4" W X 6 1/2" D
There is list of the patent numbers and a black 2 prong electrical plug-in on the inside. Picture #5 shows an on/off switch at the very bottom, a clip with a white wire and the repaired electrical wire.
I don't see the model number but there are photos of numbers on the sticker labels on the inside. The tubes show info on them, as well. I don't see any info about Volts or Watts.

This is from an estate sale and very hard to find. I like the style and how its designed. The little door on the front has a little latch to keep it securely closed.
The wooden case has fabric on the front and on the inside which is for the speakers, I'm sure? The fabric on the door has a smidge of white which looks like a thin dab of toothpaste. I don't want to try removing it and will let buyer touch it up with color or try to clean it up.

Picture #3 has clear sturdy vinyl underneath the on/off round buttons. The "on/off" button is at the same volume, no matter where its set at. Maybe it needs a new tube for this??
The solid vinyl cover for the radio station dial/selection has images of an old telephone, a ship and a plane. And, of course the dial numbers. Above it is a bar that reads PHILCO TRANSITONE.

On the top it has a metal grill to let the heat from the tubes vent to keep it cool. It has a tiny hole on it that measures 1/4" x 1/8th inch but I can't tell if its due to age or a production flaw. It feels smooth.
The wooden cover on the back has a hole for "setting the clock" knob but the stem doesn't extend to the outside of it.
Lamp can be added on the top by removing the center button on the top. The hole in the top is where a lamp socket goes for a light bulb and lamp shade.

When the radio is turned on, I just hear "garble" and sometimes a couple of stations from Mars:)
Its going to take someone that knows about radio tubes to get it to play, but what a treasure this is going to be!
The electrical cord was extended by former owner with another cord and taped with black electrical tape. I think they wanted a longer cord?
I've had it professionally re-done by a licensed electrician and comes with a cord that is a little over 9 foot long.

On the bottom it still has an orange and yellow sticker label that reads: UL Reexamination Service and Underwriter's Laboratory Inc.
Its missing one rubber foot which should be easy to replace.

Normal wear and scratches on wooden case due to age and moving around. A good polish to use, if you want it stained and shiny, is Old English Scratch Cover for dark woods. This can be found at Wal-Mart and similar stores.

Sale is final, no returns, sold "as is".

Will be double boxed for safe arrival. Postal costs changed on Jan. 27th, 2013. If I'm over on postage by $1.50, I'll reimburse the difference.

Please ask all questions prior to bidding. Thanks.

Money back if I have grossly misrepresented this listing.

International Buyers, please email me for correct postage amount before purchase. Thank you.

Please ask all questions prior to buying. Thanks.

I ship to:
United Kingdom
and, of course, Everywhere Else

Antique Philco Transitone Tube Clock Radio Sessions Movement Philco Radio / Lamp 1950s


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: wood radio tubes, electric cord, radio clock, dark brown wood, mahogany wood, textured fabric, wooden case
  • Feedback: 361 reviews
  • Only ships within United States.