SOLD! - Feb 22, 2016 - RARE BIRD Turquoise Retro Jetsons 1959 Olympic Model 553 Tube AM Radio Totally Restored!
RARE BIRD Turquoise Retro Jetsons 1959 Olympic Model 553 Tube AM Radio Totally Restored!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 9.5" x 4.5" x 6.5" (l x w x h)
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DESCRIPTION: Tabletop Tube AM radio manufactured by Olympic in the late 1950's time frame in 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 with no cracks and no chips. Amazing. The aluminum front fascia has seen better days. The speaker grill is in excellent condition. This radio is over 50 years old! 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 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. 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!