Siena Brown Bakelite 1955 Arvin Model 856T Vacuum Tube AM Radio Outstanding Condition and Sounds Like A Champ!
DESCRIPTION: Proportions and design features of this particular model come together in a unique way that is uniquely appealing. Could only be designed with a mid century cum post war industrial sensibility. Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Arvin in 1955 is in excellent working and physical condition. Cabinet is original factory molded Bakelite in brown color. No cracks no chips no major scratches. Front pinhole grill is original factory painted tan beige color no cracks no missing sections slight warping. Arvin logo is original excellent condition. Little red dot pointer is a nice touch. Clear plastic faceted knobs are original and securely attached on this vintage radio. Like old glass crystal door knobs with opulent effect you would find in a Victorian house. This retro radio is one of the better ones for listening purposes. Loud as heck! This radio is over 60 years old! No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine. The power cable is securely attached. 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. 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. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications. The power cord and plug are good original working condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring. Original factory backing board is in excellent condition. Bottom factory labels intact and mostly there and legible. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 9" x 5.5" x 6" (l x w x h)
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: Bakelite
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier