Pumpkin Spice 1956-1957 Arvin Model 3561 Vacuum Tube Radio Dual Speaker Primo Sound and Looks!
DESCRIPTION: Rare and very desirable from the mid-late fifties venerable but somewhat quirky Arvin Noblitt-Sparks company which is actually still in business making car parts. Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Arvin in 1957 time frame in excellent working and physical condition.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet and grill are original factory molded pumpkin tan orange-ish color. All original factory molded colors through and through. No cracks or major scratches. There is a small chip on the top left corner. No repaint, no over spray no touch ups. None needed. No cracks, chips or major scratches on the clear tuning window.
KNOBS: Matching original knobs are intact, securely attached. Tuning knob is in excellent condition with no pitting, rust or chips. Very functional tone control works. Tone slider indicator works. Volume works with smooth even attenuation across entire range. The tuning dial works fine. The tuning slider indicator works. No sticky spots no squeaks.
SOUND QUALITY: This radio is one of the better ones for listening purposes. Dual speakers for better audio quality.
LOGO: No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. No chipped off Arvin logo letters.
DIAL LIGHT: Dial light works and lights brightly. Replaced with modern bright LED so probably never needs replacing.
INTERNAL ELECTRONICS: All paper and wax capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents so this radio has another 50+ years or more of playing time! Both intermediate frequency transformers have been rebuilt to ensure static free performance. 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. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected.
POWER CORD: The original power cord and plug are in excellent condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
BACKING BOARD: Original backing board is intact and securely attached with read-able printing.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: No missing bottom labels.
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DIMENSIONS: Approximately 15" x 6" x 7" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 5 lbs. 14 oz.
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: plastic
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier