Spruce Green 1956 Zenith Model A615F Vacuum Tube AM Radio Sounds Great! Rare and Unique Mid Century!
DESCRIPTION: Table top vacuum tube AM radio manufactured by Zenith in 1956. Wonderful sage or spruce green color. Other-worldly cyclops tuning window feels like it's watching you!
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly around the dial without need of external antenna attachment. The station frequency selectivity and sensitivity is excellent.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original factory molded spruce green plastic cabinet. No chips or major scratches or missing pieces. There is a small melted divot on top about the size of a pencil tip. The front aluminum decorative ring is in excellent condition no dents no warping. The tuning back screen is in excellent condition no paint flaking, rust, and securely attached.
KNOBS: Original volume and tuning knobs are matching and securely attached with no cracks. No missing chrome color metal center inserts. Tuning knob is original and works.
LOGO: No missing logos. Zenith raised painted lettering throughout are all in excellent condition with very little rub off. The Zenith center crown logo is in excellent condition.
DIAL LIGHT: Tiny red power indicator light works.
CLOCK: no clock
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! Intermediate Frequency Transformers have been rebuilt to ensure stronger reception and 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: Original power cord and plug are in excellent working condition slightly hardened with age. No breaks, no splits, no repair with electrical tape, or other. No exposed wiring.
BACKING BOARD: Original factory backing board is in excellent condition. Clear readable factory printing.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: Original bottom factory label is intact.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12.5" x 6.5" x 7.5" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: Approx 6 lbs 7 oz
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: modern 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