Gorgeous restored retro/art deco/mid-century tube radio-plays great! This is a beautiful glossy, black plastic zenith tube radio model h511 (circa 1951) which looks and plays great. Its design is a last gesture by zenith to achieve the look of an art deco "streamliner, " while simultaneously moving toward more modern designs which quickly followed in the mid- 1950's.
The cabinet is extremely glossy and in excellent condition. There are no cracks or breaks.
There were very few minor scratches in the case and three minor nicks which have been painstakingly, hand-buffed out and are barely noticeable. Two of the nicks are along the right, front edge and one is on the right side, below the apex of the curve of the side (see pictures). It has its complete, original back which has been internally reinforced at its upper attachment points. The center trim bar has been professionally replated in brass, buffed and high temperature clear-coated. It has a clear, high-quality photo copy of original factory label, from another zenith h511 radio.
Measures 7" high x 7 1/8" deep (including knobs) x 14 wide. This radio has been restored electronically. All of its old wax and paper capacitors have been replaced with new, modern components.
The electrolytic capacitor has been "restuffed" with new capacitors in its original housing. All tubes and resistors have been checked and replaced if found bad or out of specifications. The on/off switch/volume control and the tuning condenser have been cleaned and lubricated and it has been accurately aligned. It also has a new power cord.
This radio's knobs are original and have no cracks or breaks. Its distinctive "z" operating light is fully functional. It has an internal antenna and. Plays with excellent selectivity and fidelity, picking up stations clearly across the dial without any hum.This is an incredibly well-preserved radio, lovingly brought back to life. Please don't wait until the last minute to ask questions. Please check my other listings for additional radios.The item "Spectacular Restored Mid-Century/Art Deco Zenith H511 Racetrack Tube Radio" is in sale since Thursday, May 07, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Radios\Tube Radios\1950-59". The seller is "recap" and is located in Solon, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States and to all countries in Europe and to Canada and to Japan and to Australia.