This model is one of the Icons of mid-century radios with it's streamline/modern design, and surely one of Zenith's most innovative radio creations.... Way ahead of it's time. Meticulously restored to close to new store condition!
The all-original chassis and cabinet are in nearly perfect, the shiny, original black bakelite has had no waxes, sprays or other chemicals applied to it, and a complete electrical restoration has this set playing as it did back in 1949. Included in the restoration were new capacitors , tubes checked & replaced as necessary, new 20,000hr illuminated "Z" front emblem bulb, full alignment and dial calibration, controls cleaned, lubed and adjusted. This is a somewhat scarce early production H-511 as it sports a SOLID BRASS faceplate and feet trim plates. The vast majority of these sets had either plated brass, or chrome.... Replaced in later production sets as, I assume, a cost cutting measure.
This one has only a few traces of deformation, and has been polished to give this set a striking presence in a home, office, or collection setting. The best part is, as a solid brass piece, it can be maintained over the years to come with simple polishing. Thanks to all my past buyers, and to everyone for taking a look today at my set! The item "1949 Beauty ZENITH Racetrack H-511 Mid Century AM Tube Playing Great Stunning" is in sale since Sunday, October 04, 2015.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Radios\Tube Radios\1930-49". The seller is "radio_tiques" and is located in Westcliffe, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, to all countries in Europe, to Canada, to Japan, to Australia.