Thyme Green 1958 Arvin Model 2581 Vacuum Tube Radio Great Receiver! What a Cutie!
DESCRIPTION: Rare and very desirable from the late fifties venerable but somewhat quirky Arvin Noblitt-Sparks company which is actually still in business making car parts. Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Arvin in 1958 time frame in excellent+ working and physical condition. Cabinet and grill are original factory molded thyme green color which is like a pastel pistachio green color. Not gray but not kelly green either. No cracks or major scratches. Small chip on back top left corner and bottom left front foot corner. No hairline cracks along top middle center which is common. Original factory molded colors. No repaint, no over spray no touch ups. None needed. Matching original white knobs are intact, securely attached. Tuning knob is in excellent condition with no pitting, rust or chips. Volume works with smooth even attenuation across entire range. This radio is one of the better ones for listening purposes. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine. No dial light not designed with one. 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 replacement power cord and polarized safety plug are brand new condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring. The original backing board is in excellent condition with crisp square corners. No missing factory labels. Factory serial number sticker is not missing. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected inside and out. . All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection. Comes from non-smoking, mature, clean professional environment.
COLOR: green like a pistachio, sage or thyme green
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DIMENSIONS: Approximately 9" x 4" x 5.5" (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: plastic
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier