SOLD! - Apr 21, 2016 - FIRE ENGINE Red Mid Century Retro Jetsons 1959 Olympic Model 550-551 Tube AM Radio Works!
FIRE ENGINE Red Mid Century Retro Jetsons 1959 Olympic Model 550-551 Tube AM Radio Works!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 10" x 5.5" x 5.5" (l x w x h)
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DESCRIPTION: Rare and interesting model by an obscure manufacturer. The little radio looks like an Angry Bird to me. Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Olympic in 1959 time frame in excellent+ condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or major scratches. This radio is original factory molded red plastic. It is not repainted. This radio is over 55 years old! The knobs are nice aged golden color in excellent condition. Gold metal trim is slightly tarnished due to normal age. 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. 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 is good original working condition. 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! This thing belongs in a museum!