There are no cracks, scratches or chips on the cabinet. I have taken many pictures so you may get a good view at this super cool looking & working radio.
The white numbers on both brass bezel's are in excellent condition & the shinny brass on both bezel's are in fantastic condition with just a tad bit of wear around the bottom control knob of the clock which is to be expected as this is the main control to turn the radio ON & OFF & to turn the alarm ON & OFF for the clock. The 2 control knobs for the radio & the 3 little control knobs on the clock are all original & in excellent looking condition. The Zenith gold crest in-between the 2 brass bezel's is in excellent condition. The original paper label on the bottom is in great condition. The original back panel is in great condition & the loop antenna system that mounts onto the inside of the back panel is in great condition.
The chassis is in great condition & it is a all American 5-tube unit with 2 controls "VOLUME & TUNING" & both controls are in good working condition. The chassis has had all new electrolytic capacitor/filters installed & all paper/wax capacitors have been replaced & the electric cord is in great condition that can be safely plugged in.
This radio has been restored to good working condition. The clock on this radio is in fantastic condition & works great & the alarm works too.It keeps good time a runs fairly quietly. There are 3 controls on the clock, the top control pulls out & then you turn it to set the desired time for the alarm, the middle/side control is the sleep timer & the control on the bottom turns the radio ON/OFF or turns the alarm ON/OFF. As I stated this clock works great right now but remember it is a 65yr old clock so please keep this in mind. This Zenith radio would make an excellent addition to your radio collection or as a stand alone radio as it's power & beauty will surely be the talk of the room by all whom enter. This is a vintage radio & must be handled & cared for & treated in this manor & not like a modern day boombox. Tube radio technology "unlike modern day solid state radios" can have interference/noise in the sound quality, caused by kitchen appliances, computer monitors, flat screen TV'S, florescent lights, washing machines, high power wires/lines above your home, etc... So where you position/place this radio in your home can make a huge difference & the direction/position it is set in.
A LOT OF TUBE RADIOS ARE DIRECTIONAL MEANING YOU "MAY" HAVE TO TURN THE RADIO IN ONE DIRECTION OR THE OTHER TO RECEIVE THE BEST RECEPTION. Tube radios usually take 30 to 45 seconds after they have been turned/powered ON before they start playing as the tubes have to warm up. The size of this fabulous & wonderful gem is 11-1/2" long 6" high & 5-1/2 wide/deep.
I package very well for a safe arrival. If you have any questions, please ask & I will promptly answer & as best as I can. Please ask questions before the end of the sale & not after.
Thanks for looking I greatly appreciate it. The item "EXCELLENT VINTAGE RETRO ZENITH OWL FACE TUBE BAKELITE AM CLOCK RADIO WORKS GOOD" is in sale since Thursday, November 05, 2015.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Radios\Tube Radios\1950-59". The seller is "birdman232" and is located in Fenton, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.