SOLD! - Nov 28, 2016 - BLUETOOTH MP3 Ready - Fabulous Pink Mid Century Jetsons Vintage 1960 Arvin Model 5583 Tube Radio Amazing!
BLUETOOTH MP3 Ready - Fabulous Pink Mid Century Retro Vintage 1960 Arvin Model 5583 Tube Radio Amazing!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13" x 5" x 7" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Pastel pink.
YOUTUBE VIDEO here. I live in rural Connecticut and there's only one radio station that comes in loud and clear depending on the day.
BLUETOOTH MP3: This particular radio has been modified to play Bluetooth MP3. Plays MP3 with cable or wirelessly from any MP3 playing device over 30 ft. Includes 3.5mm to mono RCA cable. Just plug in your MP3 player or connect wirelessly via Bluetooth. Works with any iPod, iPAD, iPhone, or Android. Switch from MP3 to AM radio with rocker switch installed on back panel. Sounds great! See details here
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DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Arvin in 1960 time frame in excellent+ working condition. Cabinet is original light pink color. There is the characteristic crack on the top that has been repaired and repainted. Knobs are original and securely attached. The handle is built into the back of dial display. Very functional. This radio is one of the better ones for listening purposes. This radio is over 55 years old! No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine. The clock works and keep accurate time for a mechanical analog design. The alarm works. The buzzer works. The clock and alarm set function work. The sleep function works. The alarm switch has 'holiday' setting. The clock motor is quiet on this one. There is a appliance timer function in back. The tubes are working 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 replacement power cord and plug are good original working condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring. 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 no pets. When this radio was new, tailfins were all the rage!