We offer Quality Antique Radios. To view our other antique radio auctions, as well as antique radio grill cloth. To add us to your favorites.Here we have the highly sought after 1938 Zenith model 5-S-228'Long Distance' table radio. And you'll be hard pressed to find a nicer example! Unique for its smaller cabinet, yet large black dial, this set offers everything you come to expect from Zenith's high quality line of tombstones. The dark walnut cabinet is simply stunning.
An eye catching waterfall top design with beautiful wood grain flowing throughout the entire set. Jet black edges and pin stripe inlays add to the elegance and class. As if the cabinet isn't attractive enough, couple it with the large bright black dial and it is quite the sight to behold. Especially in a dimly lit room. A large Art Deco grill and jet black feet finish the cabinet off perfectly.You'll be the envy of all with this masterpiece proudly displayed in any room of your home or office. This one is in perfect condition, as is the dial glass, with no chips, breaks, or cracks. All numbers and letters representing station frequencies are legible and show no signs of wear. The airplane style'Z' pointer is perfect and turns nicely around the dial.
Dual back lit dial lamps light the dial nice and bright with a warm orange glow. All three wood'Z' knobs are also in superb shape and work as they should; on/off & volume, tuning, and band switch / tone control. The 1930's style grill cloth is a fine reproduction featuring a whiskey gold background with an Art Deco geometric design. All tubes in the 5 tube chassis were tested with any weak tubes being replaced.
All caps, filters, and resistors were checked and replaced as needed. All brittle or bare wiring was replaced or re-insulated. The chassis has been cleaned, lubed, and re-aligned for optimal performance.
The Cabinet's Finish & Restoration Process. Our Radio cabinets undergo a vigorous restoration process. Our goal is to maintain the natural beauty of the wood and grain, while providing a deep luster and shine.We achieve this by removing all the old and worn lacquers and stains. We then sand the cabinet with fine grit pads down to the original bare wood. Nicks, chips, and blemishes are filled and/or blended. Any loose veneer is re-secured.
We make sure any filler applied or repairs made are blended nicely and do not detract from the beauty of the set unless otherwise noted. New stains and sealers are applied by hand. We continue by using many coats of Mohawk brand lacquers and toners applied in the same manner as when the radio was originally finished in the factory. We use a nitrocellulose piano lacquer which is applied through a professional HVLP turbine spray system in a climate controlled room. Nitrocellulose lacquer is very thin.
We also apply very thin coats. This allows the lacquer to seep into the grain and not cover it up. A fine grit wet sanding follows every third coat along with a polishing process and ending with an Oz glaze rub. Many hours of work are put into the radios, but as you can see, the final outcome is a beautiful, natural looking cabinet with gorgeous luster& shine. Our radios are a great piece of history that come to you ready to proudly display, as well as listen to, in any room of the home or office.
10 1/4"W x 15 1/2"H x 9 1/2D. I sell quality antique radios and describe them accurately, as can be confirmed with my outstanding feedback. My radios are expertly packed using oversized boxes, many layers of bubble wrap, and several inches of packing peanuts surrounding each side of the radio so you can be assured they arrive safely. If your radio arrives and does not work please let us know.
We will gladly walk you through the process of troubleshooting to get it started. The tubes, capacitors, resistors, and filters. However, if at any time these parts would happen to fail, we will assist in repairing or replacing the defective part at minimal cost. Finally, in very rare instances, if there is. If that is the case with your country, you assume the risk of any damage or undelivered package.Antique tube radio reception can differ greatly depending on location, length of antenna, and amount of interference in different areas. Playing capability is accurately described based on my location, surroundings, and hooked up to a 12' copper line antenna.
The antenna will be included with the sale but I cannot guarantee reception quality in your area. It may differ (better or worse) depending on your location, surroundings, and interference. Antique Radio Electronics, whether restored or un-restored, are by nature hazardous due to their voltage, design and age.
Any operation, repairs or other adjustments are done at your own risk. To view our other antique radios! The item "Old Antique Wood Zenith Vintage Tube Radio Restored & Working Black Dial" is in sale since Thursday, August 13, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Radios\Tube Radios\1930-49". The seller is "transistor17046" and is located in Palmyra, Pennsylvania.
This item can be shipped worldwide.