Shamrock Green Mid Century 1955 Zenith Model R521F AM Vacuum Tube Radio Sleek Sounds Great Bells and Whistles!
DESCRIPTION: This vintage tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Zenith in 1955 is in excellent plus physical and working condition featuring all the bells and whistles! Back in the day, you could have ordered the full function clock with alarm and sleep . This one has that. It has the tuning and clock light! Clock light has the front dimmer switch which works. The cabinet is in fabulous condition! Original molded in solid shamrock green. Not repainted or touched up. No cracks, chips or major scratches anywhere on cabinet. Tuning and volume knobs are original and securely attached although tuning knob is missing its center metal insert. All original three little clock knobs are present intact and securely attached. Original clock light dimmer knob. Zenith crest logo is original securely attached slightly tarnished with age missing right crown peak. This radio is over 60 years old! No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine as designed no slipping no sticky spots. Clock and tuning back panel is the premium cubist reflector style panel not standard plain silver. No tarnish and discoloration of metal trim pieces. Clock works and keeps accurate time. Clock motor is silent, no humming, no grinding, no ticking noises. Clock and alarm time set function works. Alarm is loud and turns on as designed. Sleep timer works. Backing board is original with repaired fatigued corners. Usually, the pin attachment flimsy corners are fatigued with age and backing board tends to fall off. Bottom factory labels are not missing and in excellent mostly intact condition. 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 original power cord and plug are in very good working condition a little dry but supple with no major cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring. 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" x 6.5" x 6" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 5lbs 5oz
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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