Lemon Cream 1966 Arvin Model 55R97 Tube AM Clock Radio Retro Space Age!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Arvin in 1966 in excellent+ working and physical condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in excellent condition. No chips no cracks no scratches. Original factory molded color not repainted no over spray no touch up. This radio is over 50 years old! The knobs are in excellent condition and all present none missing which is amazing. These little knobs frequently go missing over the years. The ink is is very good condition with the exception of some damage near the bottom knob on the front of the clock. All other lettering is crisp, clean and pristine! The manufacturer name for the radio is "ivory" but has evenly yellowed over time to a lovely lemon yellow color! The transparent clear clock bezel has is in perfect condition with no cracks and no yellowing. 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 clock works and keep accurate time for a mechanical analog design. The alarm works. The buzzer works. The clock and alarm set function work. 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 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.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 11" x 4" x 6" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Off-white color/light yellow
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: bakelite
Period: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier