MIST GREEN Mid Century Retro Jetsons 1957 Arvin 5561 Tube AM Clock Radio Totally Restored!
COLOR: Mist Green, like a powder or pastel green
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DESCRIPTION: This boisterous design is the Edsel of clock radios in my opinion. Only desperate men with very grandiose visions but armed only with a slide rule would come up with a design like this. Check out the double waffle grill! Look at the irregular stacking of shapes and multiple contoured levels. If you already own the most beautiful and hard-to-find radios from times past, this radio is a necessary counterpoint to that collection. Extremely rare in this color. Hard to find model. Tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Arvin in 1957 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 condition. No cracks, chips, or deep scratches. Still retains some of its original factory as-new glossiness. There are few small cigarette burns on the front and back edges. This radio is over 50 years old! No missing labels on front speaker grill. The knobs are in excellent condition. No missing knobs. The clear dial face has no stress cracks. Please see the photo close-up. The clock bezel is clear and transparent not yellowing. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on clock dial lettering. 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. 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!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13" x 6" x 7" (l x w x h)
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: plastic
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