SOLD! - Apr 8, 2018 - BLUETOOTH MP3 Ready - Meringue Yellow Mid Century Retro Vintage 1955 Roland Model 51184 Tube AM Radio Near Mint!
BLUETOOTH MP3 Ready - Meringue Yellow Mid Century Retro Vintage 1955 Roland Model 51184 Tube AM Radio Near Mint!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 11" x 7" x 7.5" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Pastel yellow, like meringue or butter
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.
DESCRIPTION: Beautiful mid 50s console design near mint condition. Console type designs are very uncommon for this era. Original factory molded yellow is exceedingly rare color to find. This is not an ivory or beige or yellowed ivory molded color. It is indeed yellow through and through. Neat! Very rare and hard to find manufacturer too! Little knight in shining armor logo is real hip. Tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Roland in 1955 timeframe in excellent+ working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in excellent plus condition. Nice gold metal surround trim is shiny and not dented. This radio is almost 65 years old! Original knobs are in excellent condition. The clear dial face is in excellent condition with no cracks or major scratches. No broken vanes or grill slats. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. 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. No dial light not designed with one. 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 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.