SOLD! - July 19, 2016 -RETROGASM TURQUOISE AND WHITE Retro Jetsons 1956 Admiral Model 5T36 Tube AM Radio Totally Restored!
RETROGASM TURQUOISE AND WHITE Retro Jetsons 1956 Admiral Model 5T36 Tube AM Radio Totally Restored!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 5" x 7" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Turquoise and white
YOUTUBE VIDEO: here
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. Works with any iPod, iPAD, iPhone, or Android. Switch from MP3 to AM radio with rocker switch installed on back panel. Add Bluetooth See details here
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DESCRIPTION: RARE tabletop tube AM radio alarm manufactured by Admiral in 1956 timeframe in excellent+ working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. The radios of this period mimic the cars with contrasting colors, oblique angles, and metal trim. This radio was cared for and maintained throughout its life. This radio is in excellent condition with no cracks, splits, or missing bakelite. There are light scratches throughout on the edges but nothing major. This is an original factory painted turquoise and white bakelite cabinet. No modifications, repaints, or repairs. None needed. This radio is over 50 years old! Not missing labels on front speaker grill. The concave metal gold grill has a few spots of oxidation but nothing major. The front 'Admiral' gold raised lettering is in good condition. The knobs are in excellent condition. 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. 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!