A couple of interesting radio sets seen to the right. These units we meant to be built-in to a house's walls. The unit on the right had a clock and outlets so you could plug appliances (such as coffee pots or cookers) into the radio and have them turn on at specified times. Just like some of the earlier table model kitchen radios.
Below are some black & white radio ad mats from a larger ad mat folder that contained other products as well.
Here are thumbnails of some ad mats. You can click HERE for a hi-res album.
1967 was another year with a large selection of radios. Again, there were many similar sets --- wood cabinet and plastic cabinet; with clock and without clock; and many different sizes. Most of the models had something other than straight lines in the cabinetry --- nothing drastic, but slanted fronts, non-right angles, and subtle curves. Most set were pretty inexpensive.
The catalog images below showed some "interesting" props such as letter opener, candles, yarn, flowers, grapes, an English walnut, ball point pen, a book, a strawberry, croquet set, badminton shuttlecock, chess set, and an autographed baseball. And, of course, in an effort to not alienate any potential business partners, batteries from Eveready, Burgess, and Ray-O-Vac! Not to mention some labeled Arvin!!
This catalog, as in others, seems to have models spanning at least three years. There are over 60 models offered.
Heavy in portable transistor models toward the end of the catalog, they ranged from 6-transistor AM sets to 15-transistor sets with four bands. Arvin was still one of the nation's leaders in portable transistor radios at this point. Here's a sampling from their 40 page catalog. You can click HERE for a hi-res album of the catalog.
Finally, here's a nice 10 pages brochure for 1967 sets. Click HERE for a hi-res album of the sample thumbnails below.
Select a Model Number below for a hi-res album for that set:
We have a few two-sided spec sheets that seem to be from 1967. You can see some thumbnails below, or click HERE for a hi-res album.
One group of ad sheets appear to have been made for a V&S Hardware / True Value Hardware account. A few thumbnails are below or you can click HERE for a hi-res album.
Arvin Radio 1967
We'll end the 1967 content (for now) with pages from a catalog (maybe 2?)
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