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Nothing beats the quality, craftsmanship, and performance of a Zenith radio. And this one is no exception.
The highly sought after 1937 Zenith Model 5-S-127'Long Distance' Black Dial Tombstone. This beauty features a gorgeous American Walnut cabinet with a waterfall top design, stunning back lit black dial, scalloped trim, split second vernier tuning, Mp3 / mini jack input, and exceptional performance. The American walnut cabinet boasts gorgeous wood grain throughout the set with an eye appealing waterfall top design. Tapered trim on the bottom, complimented by scalloped trim on the top, adds an elegant touch.
The large Art Deco grill not only looks great but allows for ultimate sound from the speaker. It all comes together magnificently when powered up and the large, bright black dial comes to life. What an amazing sight, especially in a dimly lit room. Youll be the envy of all with this masterpiece proudly displayed in any room of your home or office. Just look at Zeniths famous, large black dial displaying all the station frequencies!And this one is as good as it gets. All numbers and letters are legible and show no signs of wear. Two new dial lamps illuminate the dial nice and bright. The dial glass is clear and free from any chips, cracks, or breaks. The airplane style Z pointer is perfect and turns nicely around the dial. This set also features a sleek red pointer for split second vernier tuning with pinpoint accuracy. All four original wood Z knobs are perfect and work as follows: tone, on/off & volume, tuning, and band switch. The 1930s style grill cloth is a fine reproduction featuring an antique. Gold color with a wave design very similar to what was originally used in Zenith tombstones from this era including the famous Walton. 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. Due to bad SW coils the shortwave bands have been eliminated but we added a mini jack auxiliary input so you can also listen to your own playlist of music, or any of your favorite stations, by plugging in any of your modern devices (smart phones, iPad, CD players, etc) to the mini jack auxiliary input. The Cabinets 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. 13 1/4W x 18 1/2H x 9 1/4D. 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 Tombstone" is in sale since Thursday, December 03, 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.