Hello, thank you for your interest - before continuing, please click. On the top right of the page - your homepage will show any new vintage radio listings I offer. Also, please look at the VIDEO DEMO below to see this beautiful radio in action! There was also a similar Bakelite version (Model 6D615). Both models are sometimes called the "Darth Vader" radio, given its front mask like appearance.
This was one of Zeniths last models before gearing up for war time production as America prepared for WW2. It is powered by 6 tubes. Hum and controls operate as designed with no slipping.
The coolest feature of this antique classic - is the sound quality can be adjusted dynamically several different ways by using the 4 tone push button controls on either side of the dial - the controls work - a unique feature for a table radio in its day. I was also able to pull in many stations very well without a wire antenna but a clip on wire would probably make the reception even better. The detail on the cabinet is stunning and the burled wood very distinctive.
Zenith was known for their elaborate cases during this era and with the attention to detail on the wood work of this one - it's a perfect example! Now, please see the VIDEO DEMO below and hear this radio playing! From listening to the VIDEO DEMO , you can see that this radio sounds superb and it brings in stations up and down the dial loud and clear! It's amazing to think that this very Zenith likely broadcast such historic 1942 news events as the US starting to turn the war around in the Pacific with major offences at Midway and the Coral Sea and the Allies opening a front in North Africa!
This radio has been restored electronically. All tubes were tested and any weak ones replaced, capacitors were replaced as needed, the controls were cleaned and lubricated, an alignment was performed. The case was stripped and re-stained using high quality products.The cabinet is in very good condition - it has a nice finish and looks amazing - as with any radio almost 75 years old - there are going to be blemishes and imperfections on the top, sides, back, bottom, and front - but nothing that detracts from the overall look of the radio. There are a couple very minor veneer imperfections, most notably one on the top edge of the front - but not significant. The plug is likely not original. The original back is no longer present - quite common - but one can be obtained from a supplier called Retro Tronics.
The knobs look like reproductions - too perfect to be original - if they are original - they're the best ones I have ever seen on this model. At Zenith - The Quality Goes In Before The Name Goes On!
As they said - and this particular example is evidence of that mantra. Made in the USA by ZENITH - these models are not often found in restored working condition and with such a nice restored finish - and even less common with any kind of electronic servicing. Don't let this opportunity slip by! Dimensions are 16" in length X 8 high X 7" in depth.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. If there are any problems, please contact me and we can review options. DETROIT WAS A BOOMTOWN DURING THE HEIGHT OF THE RADIOS POPULARITY (1930's - 1950's) 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 6D2615 DECO 1930's Old Tube Radio Works Perfect" is in sale since Sunday, August 16, 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 Canada, to United Kingdom, to Japan.