DESCRIPTION: If you were one of the first families to have FM radio in the mid fifties, it was probably this model. Tabletop tube AM/FM radio manufactured by Zenith in 1955 time frame in excellent working and physical condition. No cracks, chips, or major scratches. Switch from AM to FM with a turn of the switch. Original factory molded brown Bakelite no repaint, no over spray, no touch up. None needed. This vintage radio is over 65 years old! No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine no slipping no sticky spots. AM FM selector works. Volume works with even smooth attenuation across the range. Side tone knob works with even tone attenuation across range. Wow. Dial light works. Could have made dial light bigger in my opinion. Powered with an original orange glowing gas bulb so never needs replacement. So cool. Original knobs are securely attached no broken or repaired posts. Original factory grill cloth is in excellent condition with no rips no fraying no separated edges no bad smell or stains or discoloration. Original factory handle on top is very functional no broken plastic cane windings. The brand new replacement power cable is securely attached no breaks, no fraying no exposed wiring. 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. Backing board is original intact with no cracks no warping crisp edges and corners. Bottom factory label is about 50% there. No exposed wiring. Brand new dipole antenna is included for no extra charge for even better reception. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection. Comes from non-smoking, mature, clean professional environment.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13.5" x 8.25" x 7.5" (l x w x h)
COLOR: brown Bakelite
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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