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Also, please look at the VIDEO DEMO below to see this beautiful radio in action! This 6 tube radio has been restored both electronically and cosmetically by a professional restorer. It has all of its original components with the exception of the grille cloth which is a period appropriate replacement, also the cord/plug was likely replaced at one time but is vintage 1940s. It sounds excellent and pulls in stations very well both near and far both with and without using an external antenna. It has a broadcast band and 2 SW bands and I was able to receive a few SW stations late at night including stations from Europe, and Radio Havana Cuba.This Zenith is stunningly beautiful. They are not particularly rare but they are becoming less and less common, and they are uncommon at this level of restoration the quality of the restoration is very nice as you can see from the photos. The 6S229 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 faux finish, a paper-like film printed & textured to look like wood. It is easily damaged and most models surviving to this date have had them stripped off - and the cabinet re-finished using. This is a BIG Tombstone and it stands out. At 19 inches tall and 14 inches wide it has quite a presence and will be a centerpiece in your home or office! Theres no doubt this radio broadcast such notable 1938 historical events as the Nazis marching into Austria, Orson Welles broadcasts his adaptation of H. Wells's War of the Worlds, and the Yankees beating the Cubs in the World Series. It was certainly the centerpiece and focal point of an American Familys home in the late 1930s and 1940s. PLEASE SEE VIDEO DEMO BELOW AND SCROLL DOWN TO READ MORE ON THIS AMAZING "BLACK DIAL" ZENITH! As you can see from the video - it sounds and works perfect! This Zenith 6S229 has been electronically restored. The finish is virtually perfect and the stains used were of very high quality and mixed to match as close to the original color and shine as possible. On the top there are a couple veneer imperfections present but they do not detract from the overall look of the radio and they are tight (not expanding).
The original Z knobs are all present and in great functional condition. All tubes were checked and any weak ones replaced as needed, capacitors and resistors were replaced as needed, any components found to be out of tolerance or in poor shape was replaced. The dial lights was 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.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 late 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. Three waveband ac-powered receiver using 6 tubes:- 6A8G (mixer/LO), 6K7G (IF), 6H6G 2. Detector/AVC, 6F5G (1st af), 6F6G (af power amp), 5Y4G (rectifier). 1938 ZENITH TABLE MODEL 6S229 AMERICAN AND FOREIGN 6 Tubes that will bring in stations the world over. A Powerful modern receiver in a compact cabinet. Mind you Zenith Consoles were still the big sellers of this era so this Tombstone may seem big by todays standards but was considered compact in the late 1930s. This model is hard to find in the good restored condition and we are offering it with. 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 its not too early to start your Christmas shopping this would make a unique gift for someone special or even for yourself!
Dimension: 14 in length X 18.5 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 6S229 TOMBSTONE Wood Tube Radio Works Perfect" is in sale since Thursday, October 01, 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.