Seafoam Blue 1956 Arvin Model 956T AM Vacuum Tube Radio Sci Fi Dashboard Excellent Plus Condition!
DESCRIPTION: This design has all the best characteristics of a collectible 50s retro radio. Cool colors - check. Contrasting tweed fabric grill - check. Gratuitous use of knobs and dials - check. Quirky design naïve futurism - check plus! The front red tone register that slides up and down seems inspired by many early science fiction movies. Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Arvin in 1956 Model Number 956T. This radio is in excellent working and physical condition loud as a Krell from Forbidden Planet! Cabinet is original factory molded turquoise aquamarine color. Not repainted no over spray no touch up. None needed. This particular radio shade is a pure aquamarine compared with other turquoise shades of the 50s. The others have been lighter blue hue. This radio is not yellowed from blue to green due to age. The front brown, tan, and gold tweed is the clean and a striking contrast texturally with the aqua plastic. No rips, no yellowing no staining no rust tracks no separated edges. No chips or major scratches on the chrome plastic trim. Chrome paint is thin in spots. Arvin grill logo is intact and securely fastened. Knobs are original and securely attached no cracks which is common on these surviving 956T's. This radio features dual speakers so it has a much better tone than normal single speaker radios. This radio is over 60 years old! No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering on front tuning register. These 956T tuning windows sometimes break off on surviving examples but not this one. The tuning dial works no slipping no squeaking. Dial light lights brightly replaced with modern LED so it lights brighter and never needs replacing. 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. 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. Factory original backing board is intact securely attached printing faded. No missing bottom factory labels did not have any. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection. Comes from non-smoking, mature, clean professional environment.
COLOR: Aquamarine with tweed grill cloth
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DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13" x 5" x 7" (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