This "boomerang" radio is a charming example of the advanced styling by Zenith, even at the start of the USA entering WWII. With the classic black dial face that is softly lit and inviting, it is a very interesting and beautiful design with Art Deco hints.
The cabinet is in overall very good condition, with a two small areas of chipped veneer that can be seen in the photos that come with being 78 years old. With six tubes, it has very good sensitivity, selectivity and reception. Using the internal loop antenna. There is terminal for attaching an external wire antenna for improved reception if needed for your area.
It boasts the rich and mellow tube sound that has a switch in the back to adjust for treble/bass. S with all of the radios I restore, it has been gone over with the utmost attention to detail.
The cabinet was stripped of the old varnish and lacquer, keeping the original stain. It was then nourished, rejuvenated and balanced.The bottom trim was redone with brown mahogany toner. The entire cabinet was then given eight coats of clear lacquer with excellent results and the photos speak for themselves. The black dial face is in very good condition with crisp and clear graphics that are nicely lighted. The dial cover is a new replacement. The grill cloth was replaced. A new ZENITH decal was applied. He polished knobs are not original, but are an excellent match to the bottom trim. The power cord was replaced. Felt pads were added to the bottom 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 internal loop antenna. This beautiful radio has a delightful presence and should be displayed in a prominent location.
Just imagine all of the news of the world, music and stories this wonderful radio has broadcast. It would be a wonderful as a gift or as an addition to the collection.
Ewly restored inside and out, it will continue to provide many more years of reliable enjoyment if well cared for. 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.
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 Tube Radio 6D-2614 (1942) COMPLETELY RESTORED" is in sale since Saturday, June 13, 2020. 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 to United States, Canada, Bahamas, Uruguay.