The repaint was necessary due to a small hairline crack on the top that I repaired but in the right light it can still be seen (I was unable to get it to show up in the photos). The brass trimmed knobs and back are original.
The brass colored dial with red pointer and that distinctive Zenith badge give it an outstanding look. FM uses the power cord and also has terminals on the back for an extra FM antenna. It easily picks up stations up and down the dial. Thoroughly bench tested for a minimum of ten days, this unique radio is ready for you to use and enjoy.Since it is fully restored you will want to listen to it every day! I went through the chassis and replaced all of the electrolytic (filter) capacitors, the major cause of hum. I then replaced all of the wax/paper capacitors.
The resistors were then checked and any more than 20% of their original value were replaced. All of the tubes were tested using my Precision 612 tube tester and all of the seven tubes tested good.The volume control, tone control, band switch and tuning capacitor were lubed so they now operate smoothly and quietly. I also replaced the power cord with a polarized cord for your safety. Zenith used to use unreliable Selenium rectifiers in a lot of their radios.
As they get old, these rectifiers tend to fail and burn up. I replaced it with a silicone diode for safety and reliability. I then carefully cleaned and polished the chassis to a pleasing luster. Lastly, the intermediate and radio frequency circuits were aligned to their peak utilizing my HP 8601A RF sweep generator and my Leader LS8050 oscilloscope. This will be a great addition to anyone's collection.
Please wait for my invoice with the correct cost. PLEASE NOTE: I will pack it well so that it will arrive undamaged.
Dimensions are: 12.1 x 7.1 x 7 inch. I TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN EVERY RADIO THAT I RESTORE.
The item "Beautiful Vintage Zenith AM/FM Bakelite Tube Radio Model G724_RESTORED" is in sale since Friday, October 16, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Radios\Tube Radios\1950-59". The seller is "ea327_for_radios" and is located in Lake in the Hills, Illinois.
This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada.