QUINTESSENTIAL Mid Century Jet Age Retro 1959 Olympic Model 557 Tube AM Radio Totally Awesome!! – Retro Radio Farm

SOLD! - Dec 17, 2016 - AZURITE Blue Mid Century Jet Age Retro 1959 Olympic Model 557 Tube AM Radio Totally Awesome!!

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AZURITE Blue Mid Century Jet Age Retro 1959 Olympic Model 557 Tube AM Radio Totally Awesome!!

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

COLOR: Aquamarine and white with gold highlights


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DESCRIPTION: One look at this radio and the identification with 'jet-age inspired,' atomic,' or 'Jetsons' is obvious. This radio looks like it's moving even when it's standing still. It's an eye-ful. I don't even need to turn it on and I think I hear music! The contrasting turquoise and white is textbook 50's retro. Every contour and crease in this radio speaks of optimism, forward motion (thinking), youth and industrial confidence. Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Olympic TV and Electronics of Long Island City, NY 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. The back edge of one of the bottom feet is chipped off. The radio is stable and sits level. No discolorations or melted patches. This radio is original factory molded turquoise aquamarine plastic. It is not repainted. The gold metal applique is securely attached with no waves. This Olympic turquoise hue is one of the most attractive I've come across. It's neither too green or too blue or blended or muddied. It's color card turquoise in my opinion. This radio is over 55 years old!  The knobs are nice aged golden color in excellent condition with no cracks. Gold metal trim is not even tarnished. 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. The power cord and plug is good original working condition but yellowed from age. No exposed wiring or fatigue by the interconnect that is common. 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. If you let this one get away, it will be a long time before you'll see another one like it!



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