SOLD! - June 16, 2016 - SANDLEWOOD Mid Century Retro Jetsons 1959 Arvin Model 956T Tube AM Radio Works!
SANDLEWOOD Mid Century Retro Jetsons 1959 Arvin Model 956T Tube AM Radio Works!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 14" x 5" x 7" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Sandlewood tan
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DESCRIPTION: Very favored design among collectors. Instantly retro hipster looking. Well proportioned and unique design elements make this model singular and desirable. The aesthetic appeal of this radio appearance is really greater than the sum of its parts. Tabletop Tube AM radio manufactured by Arvin in the late 1950's in excellent+ working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Dual speaker system sounds great! Cabinet is in good condition. There was a stress crack on top that has been repaired and repainted. This radio is over 50 years old! The knobs are original color in excellent condition. Arvin logo is intact and excellent condition. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. The tone control works fine. The little red tone indicator that slides up and down as you adjust tome works as designed. 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 has been repaired. 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!