AQUAMARINE BLUE Retro Jetsons Vintage 1959 Arvin 2585 AM Tube Radio Retro Glory!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Arvin in 1959 Model Number 2585. This radio is in excellent working and physical condition. This radio is the epitome of retro Jetsons age styling! Cabinet is original turquoise aquamarine color. 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. It is evenly molded in a shade of aquamarine like the clear atoll waters of Bora Bora. The front brown, tan, and gold tweed is the cleanest I've seen and a striking contrast texturally with the aqua plastic. The factory original fabric looks pristine with no yellowing no staining no rust tracks from the Arvin logo. No chips or major scratches. Knobs are original and securely attached and not even ivoried from skin oils. This radio features dual speakers so it has a much better tone than normal single speaker radios. The handle is built into the back of dial display which makes it very functional. There is a hairline crack on the back top cover by the handle. One of the bottom feet looks like it was chipped off but then re-glued. Sits level. This radio is over 60 years old! No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The tuning dial works no slipping no squeaking. Dial light lights brightly. 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. Old service sticker says Ace Electronics of SF. (San Francisco?) shows was serviced throughout its life into the 80s. Very impressive. When opened, this radio internals were free of dust, melted beeswax, or lint. Shows well taken care of. 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