SOLD! - Oct 3, 2016 - LUSCIOUS PINK Mid Century Retro 1961 Arvin Model 53R27 AM Tube Clock Radio Works Great Looks Great!
LUSCIOUS PINK Mid Century Retro 1961 Arvin Model 53R27 AM Tube Clock Radio Works Great Looks Great!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 11" x 5.5" x 5" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Pink, like powder or pastel pink
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ADD 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. See details here
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DESCRIPTION: This is a very Hollywood set looking clock radio from the late fifties to early sixties. Arvin manages to combine a lot of design elements not seen from other manufacturers in a late fifties mashup. Some ideas work some don't. You decide. Rare, hard to find, is getting overused at this site but it applies. Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Arvin in the early 1960's excellent working condition. Cabinet is original powder pink. The front gold Pollack inspired fascia is playbook kitsch. The clock movement is in a lemon shaped cavity with gold eye surround. Very Twilight Zone looking. No cracks on the top! No cracks on front clock bezel. Knobs are original and securely attached. This radio is over 60 years old! No dial light. Not designed with one. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The tuning dial on top works fine. The power cable is securely attached. Clock works and keeps accurate time. Alarm works. Clock time set knob works. Sleep function works. Clock is silent. All knobs are present and 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.