SOLD! - Mar 11, 2017 - POWDER Pink Mid Century Retro Jetsons 1957 Arvi – Retro Radio Farm

SOLD! - Mar 11, 2017 - POWDER Pink Mid Century Retro Jetsons 1957 Arvin 5561 Tube AM Clock Radio Works Great!

$ 299.00

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POWDER Pink Mid Century Retro Jetsons 1957 Arvin 5561 Tube AM Clock Radio Works Great!

 DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13" x 6" x 7" (l x w x h)

 COLOR: Powder-y Pink, soft pastel pink not hot pink.

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DESCRIPTION: If the cars parked on your front lawn have no wheels but your house does, this is the clock radio for you! The folks at Arvin were taking lessons from an Edsel catalog when they conceived this hideous demon. 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 on top. There is a 2-3" crack on the bottom. 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!

 

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