Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: plastic
Period: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier
BLUETOOTH MP3 READY - Grasshopper Green Retro Jetsons Vintage 1955 Arvin 951T AM Tube Radio Works Great!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 9" x 5.5" x 6" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Grass green, like grasshopper green, called "Bitter Green"
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BLUETOOTH MP3: This particular radio has been modified to play Bluetooth 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 or connect wirelessly via Bluetooth. Works with any iPod, iPAD, iPhone, or Android. Switch from MP3 to AM radio with rocker switch installed on back panel. Sounds great! See details here
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DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Arvin in late 1955 excellent working condition. Cabinet is original factory painted Bakelite in grasshopper green color. The original factory paint is in very good condition but shows age. There little bits of paint chipped off at corners and throughout the cabinet due to normal wear. There are areas that are white-ish due to oxidation or fading. Arvin calls it "Bitter Green." No cracks, splits, chips or missing material. Knobs are original and securely attached. This radio is one of the better ones for listening purposes. This radio is over 60 years old! No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine. The power cable is securely attached. 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. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications. 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!