SOLD! - Dec 5, 2015 - BLUETOOTH MP3 READY - DUSTY ROSE METALLIC Mid Century Retro Jetsons Vintage 1960 Sylvania Model 5T18 AM Tube Radio ULTRA RARE!
BLUETOOTH MP3 READY - DUSTY ROSE METALLIC Mid Century Retro Jetsons Vintage 1960 Sylvania Model 5T18 AM Tube Radio ULTRA RARE!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13" x 6.5" x 8" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Dusty Rose Metallic. A metallic lavender or light purple.
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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
DESCRIPTION: This is first and only factory original metallic purple radio I've come across! Can you say "R-a-r-e?" Has "Planet Motel" scratched lovingly with flowing cursive onto the top makes this radio even more visually evocative. Tabletop Tube AM radio manufactured by Sylvania in 1960 in excellent working condition. Cabinet is original factory painted metallic burgundy mist color. No cracks, no repaints or repairs. None needed. A few small ships at the corners but nothing major. The radio is in fair to good original condition with signs of normal but minor wear. I felt it was best to preserve the aura of this radio by leaving it just the way it is. I found this in a small sleepy Oregon coast town in the shed of an old collector! What a treasure. Knobs are original and securely attached. This radio is almost 60 years old! No dial light. Not designed with one. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. Parts of the Sylvania logo are broken off. The panel trim might have been gold at some point, but has oxidized evenly to yellow. The tuning dial works fine. The power cable is securely attached. The original cord was coming apart by the attachment. The power cord is routed through the backing board and securely mounted through a stress bushing on the inside to prevent detachment. 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 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!