Crosley Clock Radio Secret Box

  • Crosley Clock Radio Secret Box
  • Crosley Clock Radio Secret Box
  • Crosley Clock Radio Secret Box

SOLD: [Please note that although the Crosley Company currently sells new radios based on their original and popular designs from the first half of the 20th Century, the tube radio offered here is an original made in 1953 — not a reproduction.]

As everyone knows, some things that are 60+ years old suffer from cosmetic damage; some from internal problems. This original Crosley Clock Radio E-75 falls into the latter category. When I came upon it, the tubes were fried and the electronics were covered in grime, but the black (Bakelite? Plastic?) cabinet was in very good condition.

What to do? Capitalize on the positive. I have repurposed this 1953 radio to store your most secret stuff. Looking absolutely normal on the outside — with real working clock — you can remove the back panel to reveal that I have gutted the electronics and upholstered the interior.

Use it to store old love letters, extra cash, jewelry, mementos or even… well, you get the picture. Leave it out so you can appreciate the retro cool look and rest assured that only you will know what hides inside. And if you choose, you can unscrew the top of the little box attached to the back panel for an extra secret hiding place for cash or maybe the family jewel.

The radio has been thoroughly cleaned inside and out and other than a few minor wear marks and a missing top of the letter “l” on the Crosley badge attached to the tan metal grill, the piece is in very good vintage condition.