To add us to your favorites. A Quality Antique Radio Makes The Perfect Christmas Gift! Here we have one of Zeniths most highly sought after table radios; the gorgeous 1939 model 5-S-319 Long Distance table radio.
The streamlined style cabinet is simply stunning. Beautiful wood grain flows throughout the entire set with the perfect contrast between American Walnut with Dark Walnut trim.The wrap around grill coupled with the waterfall top makes for a real Art Deco look. A stunning radio, thats in a class all its own, and will sure be the highlight of any room in the home or office you choose to display it in. This is Zeniths desirable Racetrack dial. The large, lighted oval shape resembles a racetrack, thus the nickname. All broadcast and shortwave bands are represented by a unique font that makes for an elegant look. This dial is in excellent condition as is the dial glass. The shiny brass escutcheon adds to the class and style. All four ivory Z knobs are in good shape and work as they should; on/off & volume, tone, tuning, and band switch. All five pushbuttons are functional however it is recommended that you use the manual tuning knob due to the age and delicacy of the automatic tuning mechanism.
Automatic tuning would need to be set to your local stations and if done, should be by a professional. The 1930s style grill cloth is a fine reproduction featuring a.
Whiskey gold color 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 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. 13W x 9H x 7 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 Race Track Dial" is in sale since Monday, October 26, 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.