It has 2 SW bands and I was able to receive a few stations late at night including stations from Europe, and Radio Havana Cuba. This Zenith is stunningly beautiful, and this model is becoming less and less common, and 5S127s are very uncommon at this level of restoration the quality of the restoration is exceptional.
The 5S127 is highly collectible and sought after for its. Famous large reflective black dial, for the Lightning Bolt "Z" pointer, the wooden Z etched knobs, the intricate wood latticed grill, and the carved art deco design cues. Which make this model so collectible. Now for your viewing and listening pleasure please click PLAY below to look and listen to this radio in action!!
Then scroll down below the video to finish reading all the details that makes this radio so exceptional! As you can see from the video - it sounds and works perfect! This Zenith 5S127 has been totally restored.The finish is virtually perfect the old finish was stripped off the cabinet to the bare wood and high quality stains were used to refinish the cabinet mixed to match as close to the original color and shine as possible. The original Z knobs are all present and in great functional condition. All tubes were checked and 2 weak ones were replaced, capacitors and resistors were replaced as needed, any components found to be out of tolerance or in poor shape were replaced.
The speaker was in poor shape and replaced. The controls were cleaned and lubricated and the chassis was cleaned. The radio was also aligned to original factory specs and then it was thoroughly bench tested. This radio is ready for years of use.
At 19 inches tall and 14 inches wide it has quite a presence and will be a statement piece in your home or office. Theres no doubt this radio broadcast such notable 1937 historical events as the horrific Hindenburg disaster, the disappearance of Amelia Earhart, and the growing winds of war overseas with Japans attack on China and non aggression pact with the Nazis! It was certainly the centerpiece and focal point of an American Familys home in the late 1930s and 1940s.The Dial light lights up highlighting the reflective details of the dial scale and it is breathtaking in a dark room. Zenith really knew how to make impressive dials back in the 1930s! The dial needle moves in sync with the tuning knob as designed and it is in good condition as is the dial scale.
The knobs are on/off, tuning, band selection, and tone. The 5-S-127 was introduced in June of 1936 as part of Zenith's line-up for 1937. All external components are original with the exception of the grille cloth and cord/plug. This Zenith Tombstone is a rare opportunity for a collector to have a true classic in their collection! And Just in time for Christmas as a unique gift for someone special or even for yourself!1937 Zenith Model Newspaper Ad for 5-S-127. A SMART 1937, TABLE MODEL. Zenith 5s127 Beautiful table model in figured matched butt walnut. Tunes American and foreign stations, aviation, police, amateur, ships at sea. Big Black Dial with Tell-Tale Controls. Dimension: 14" in length X 19" high X 10 in depth. THIS RADIO IS very BIG AND HEAVY. I use plenty of Bubble Wrap, extra padding and double box or use extra box support material. It will be marked Fragile & This side up on the box to make sure it is handled carefully. The radio is fully insured. A small sampling of my feedback. Best packaging ever for a vintage radio - I really appreciate it. Fantastic radio as advertised, careful and thoughtful packaging. If there are any problems, please contact me and we can review options. DETROIT WAS A BOOMTOWN DURING THE HEIGHT OF THE RADIOS POPULARITY (1930s 1950s) SO THIS LOCATION IS HOME TO MANY RARE AND HARD TO FIND VINTAGE RADIOS - PLEASE STAY TUNED AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST! The item "RESTORED Antique Vintage ZENITH 5S127 TOMBSTONE Wood Tube Radio Works Perfect" is in sale since Thursday, November 12, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Radios\Tube Radios\1930-49".
The seller is "radioseek" and is located in Rochester, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States, to United Kingdom, to Japan, to Canada.