With the classic black dial face and "Z" knobs and dial pointer, this 1937 Zenith has super stylish clean lines and curves. With Art Deco influence, it has a very appealing presence and commands attention. Now restored, it still has the original finish on the walnut veneers, which is in overall excellent condition. Powered by six tubes, it also has hi/low tone control for your listening preference. The radio was completely disassembled and the cabinet thoroughly cleaned to preserve the original finish, which was rejuvenated to restore and nourish the wood.The bottom trim was redone with dark mahogany toners to return it to its original appearance. It was then polished with three coats of beeswax/orange oil wax over a week to further nourish and stabilize the finish. There are two small "bug bites" on the top as can be seen in the photos. The dial face graphics are crisp, clear, and beautiful when back lit from the pilot lights.
The dial cover is original and was polished. The knobs are reproductions, yet look just like the originals. The grill cloth was replaced. The power cord is a new cloth covered replica, using the original plug. Felt pads were added to the underside to protect your furniture.
Electronically, the chassis was restored, cleaned and serviced, with all paper/wax and electrolytic capacitors replaced with new ones. Tubes and resistors were tested and replaced as needed. All controls and contacts were detail cleaned and lubricated.Wiring and other components were replaced as needed. The radio was aligned, peaked and tuned for optimal reception and quality of sound using the six foot external antenna. Now 82 years old, this stately Zenith has been restored to provide many more years of enjoyment if well cared for. As are most of the Zenith black dial face radios from this era.
Its size makes it convenient to fit just about anywhere to enhance your home or office. Note: Tube radios consist of a variety of vacuum tubes, capacitors, resistors and other electronic components. This radio has been disassembled, cleaned, and components tested. All non-functioning or suspect components were replaced.
Vacuum tubes are similar to light bulbs in that an interior filament heats up inside the vacuum tube. When the filament burns out, the tube will need to be replaced. The tubes in this radio are in good working order. The longevity of the tube and its filaments is related to the length of time the radio is operated and the frequency of turning the radio power on and off.
The item "Vintage Zenith AM/SW Radio 6D-219 (1937) BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED" is in sale since Sunday, May 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Radios\Tube Radios\1930-49". The seller is "holman9099" and is located in Homestead, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.