Ebony Black 1950 Zenith Consol-Tone Racetrack Model H511W AM Vacuum Tube Radio Sounds Terrific!
DESCRIPTION: The revered much sought after Zenith racetrack radio. An easily recognized and progressive design from the early 50s. Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Zenith in 1950 in excellent working condition. This is a beautiful black Bakelite radio with no cracks, no chips, no major scratches! This model is prone to cracks. This example has no cracks! Original molded color not repainted no touch up and no over spray. Probably the classiest looking color offered in the radio was the black and gold combination like this one. Knobs are original and securely attached. This radio is almost 60 years old! Dial light works. Replaced with a brighter LED so never needs replacing and shines brighter than traditional incandescent bulb. The front metal fascia plate has some rust and tarnish, no dents or dings, no major scratches or waviness. Some oxidation. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. Little gold tear drops by the volume and tuning knob are intact. The tuning dial works fine. The replacement power cable and polarized plug is securely attached. 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 radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected. The original backing board is still present which is incredible because it's only held on by 4 t-pins. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection. Comes from non-smoking, mature, clean professional environment.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 14" x 6" x 7" (l x w x h)
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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