SOLD! -Mar 24, 2016 - BLUETOOTH MP3 READY - Slate Grey Retro Jetsons Vintage 1959 Arvin 2585 AM Tube Radio Immaculate!
BLUETOOTH MP3 READY - Slate Grey Retro Jetsons Vintage 1959 Arvin 2585 AM Tube Radio Immaculate!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13" x 5" x 7" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Rare Slate, charcoal grey
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 clock radio alarm manufactured by Arvin in 1959 excellent+ working condition with MP3 ready conversion. Tabletop Tube AM radio manufactured by Arvin in late 1950's excellent working condition. This radio is the epitome of retro Jetsons age styling! Cabinet is original slate grey color, rare. I've had a bunch of turquoise 2585s, one pink one, but this the first slate grey one I've had. The front brown, tan, and gold tweed is a striking contrast texturally with the slate grey plastic. Because of the real metal fibers in the weave, you actually have rust stains! Try and find that with polymer fabrics of today mass production! There is no characteristic crack on the top. No cracks, splits, chips or missing material. Knobs are original and securely attached. 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. 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. New dial light works 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 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!