DESCRIPTION: This provocative radio design came out in the Cold War period when suspicions of all things foreign and alien were at its height. Clear sounding and loud as heck. Singular elliptical tuning window (eye) creates unusual optical effect like it's watching you. No tuning window clear cover. Not designed with one. Tabletop tube AM antique radio manufactured by Zenith in 1956 in excellent+ working and physical condition. No cracks, chips, or major scratches. Original factory molded color, no repaint, no over spray, no touch up. None needed. White factory original painted pinholed grill. Nice gold metal elliptical tuning window surround piece is shiny no rust no tarnish no oxidation no discoloration. This vintage radio is over 60 years old! Two other quirky design features with this model. The tiny little red power light on front upper left front works. And, left side original tone knob and tone control works. Scratching my head. No tuning window light. Not designed with one. Seems like it should come with one. There is a small chip on the front top edge. Please review photos carefully before purchase. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine. No slipping. No rubbing or sticky spots. Original color matching volume and tuning knob are securely attached and unique to this design. Large front Zenith badge is in excellent condition. 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. The power cord and plug are good original working condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected. Backing board is stiff, crisp edges and securely attached. Two top backing board securing clips are not missing. Bottom factory label has one large missing corner. Four little rubber furniture protective nubs are intact not missing. Hmm. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection. Comes from non-smoking, mature, clean professional environment.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12.5" x 6.5" x 7.5" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Muted turquoise, blended sage or spruce green
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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