Thunderbird Turquoise 1959 Arvin Model 956T Rare Vintage Tube AM Radio
DESCRIPTION: Retro hipster looking. Kinda automotive even. If you look at this radio and the grill old Oldsmobile, you will probably see similarities! Well proportioned with unique combination of materials, plus an unusual color scheme, makes this model a love or hate proposition. Some quirky design elements that should appeal those who favor eclectic over the mainstream. Hey, it's an Arvin - I'm not surprised! Table top tube AM radio was manufactured by Arvin in the late 1950's in excellent+ working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Dual speaker system sounds great! Cabinet is in excellent condition. The top has no cracks which is common on the model. The cloth grill is near immaculate condition with no fraying, separation, discoloration, or stains. This antique radio is over 50 years old! The knobs are original color in good condition. The knob on the right is in very good condition, there are knicks on the left hand knob. There is a crack in the corner just above the left knob. There are small chips on the front top corners. Arvin logo is intact and excellent condition. The chrome finish trim pieces are in decent condition some tarnishing. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. The dial light light up brightly. The tuning clear cover was broken off at both ends at one point and re-glued. The tone control works fine. The little red tone indicator that slides up and down as you adjust tone works as designed. 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 unless you operate near modern megahertz devices. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications. Backing board is in good condition with crisp square corners. The power cord and plug has been replaced. No exposed wiring. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection. Comes from non-smoking, mature, clean professional environment no pets.
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DIMENSIONS: Approximately 14" 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
Period: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier