1937 Zenith "Long Distance" Model 5S218 "Cube" radio. This radio is commonly known as the "cube" because of the shape of its wooden case. It is one of the round "Zenith Black Dial" radios. It is a highly sought after radio because of its unique design and good receiver sensitivity. The pointer is brass and has the distinctive "Z" in the center.All knobs are wood and have the "lightning bolt Z" carved into them. The knob on the lower left is the on/off volume control.
The center knob is tuning. The right-hand knob is the bandswitch and tone control. This switch has 4 positions.
The next position clockwise is shortwave with no treble cut. The last position is shortwave with treble cut. This radio is in amazing restored condition as you can see from the photos.I live out in the county and that may be the issue. I believe the dial is a replacement. I do not know much about radio operations, so please ask me any questions that you may have.
It would be difficult to improve on this fine example. The radio chassis is copper coated.Dimensions: 12" x 10.4" x 9. Please review the photo's of the Radio as the photo's take precedence over any written description. This would make an excellent addition to any antique or Zenith Radio collection. I will be listing many items from my antique radio collection in the coming days, so check out my other listings!
The item "Vintage 1937 Cube Zenith Radio Model 5S218 Professionally Restored Black Dial" is in sale since Wednesday, December 02, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Radios\Tube Radios\1930-49". The seller is "ir_n_engineer" and is located in East Leroy, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.