Rose Pink Mid Century 1963 Arvin Model 53R28 AM Vacuum Tube Clock Radio Works Great Looks Great!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop vacuum tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Arvin in 1963 in excellent working and physical condition.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original factory molded pink back and white front plastic. Not repainted no over spray no touch up.None needed. No chips, or major scratches or missing pieces. The pink back has a top center hairline crack on raised lip. Unique top mounted tuning with enclosed tuning wheel. The front tuning and clock clear cover is original clear plastic no cracks no scratches and securely mounted. Gold perimeter edge trim is in excellent condition with no greening no rub off. Front enclosed speaker grill cover is avant-garde gold white threading pattern that is reminiscent of mid century.
KNOBS: Tuning and and volume knobs are chromed silver plastic with no greening or rub off. Gold metal center caps are missing. Clock original knobs are clear plastic and securely attached.
LOGO: No missing Arvin logos.
DIAL LIGHT: No tuning or clock dial lights. Not designed with this one. But can be added for an extra charge.
CLOCK: Clock looks like an eye from Orwellian dystopia. Clock works and keep accurate time. Clock motor is silent no humming no buzzing no ticking noises. Clock and alarm set time works. Alarm works. Wake to radio and buzzer or wake to radio only. Both work. Sleep timer works.
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! 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 brand new replacement power cord and safety plug are in excellent condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
BACKING BOARD: No backing board. Not designed with one. Pink back enclosure is a superior and most costly design than fiber backing board counter parts. No melted heat vents.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: No missing bottom labels. Intact but yellowed not peeling.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 7" x 6" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 3 lbs 10 oz
COLOR: pink and white
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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