Cream Ivory Bakelite 1951 Zenith Consol-Tone Model H511 Vacuum Tube Radio Looks and Sounds Great! Excellent Condition!
DESCRIPTION: Very iconic and recognizable design from Zenith! Imagine the public response to this model introduction at the dawn of the fifties! When you compare it to what else was being offered at the time, this model appearance must have seemed revolutionary! Vintage 1951 tabletop vacuum tube AM radio manufactured by Zenith in excellent working and physical condition.
CABINET CONDITION: Original factory molded brown Bakelite repainted in factory original ivory color. Finish is mirror glossy no runs no orange peel no sanded through patches or edges. The color match is as close to factory original without the years of yellowing and aging effects. No cracks, chips, or major scratches any where on Bakelite cabinet or paint finish. All original factory metal film pieces by the knobs are in excellent condition repainted in gold with no rust no tarnish, very little fading or rub-off and all securely attached. Gold metal center bar is original, moderately tarnished not rusted or dented or dinged.
SOUND QUALITY: This radio picks up AM stations real clearly and loudly around the dial without need of external antenna attachment.
DIAL LIGHT: Dial light works and lights up power indicator in "Z" crown shaped logo.
KNOBS: The black plastic knobs of this vintage tube radio are original and securely attached.
INTERNAL ELECTRONICS: The capacitors been replaced with modern equivalents so this radio has another 50+ years or more of playing time! Intermediate Frequency Transformers (IFTs) have been rebuilt or replaced 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 unless you operate near modern megahertz devices. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications.
POWER CORD: Original power cord and plug is in excellent condition, no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
BACKING BOARD: Original backing board is intact in very good to excellent condition. All four t-pins are intact. Top two mount holes have been reinforced from behind to ensure secure attachment. These Zenith backing boards are unusually flimsy in design. Many surviving examples have missing backing boards or backing boards that are in poor condition with ripped or fatigued attachment corners.
LABELS: Bottom factory labels is mostly intact and legible.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 14" x 7" x 7" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 4 lbs 13 oz
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: Bakelite
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier