Made the year Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese, this charming radio has a lot of features in a small size. The Bakelite marbled walnut/burgundy cabinet is in excellent condition and shines like it was new.
With working push button tuning and a tortoiseshell handle, it has a unique look about it that must have been the rage in its day. S with all of the radios I restore, it has been gone over with the utmost attention to detail. The cabinet was completely disassembled and cleaned, then buffed to a wondrously smooth, shiny and lustrous finish. The tortoiseshell handle was polished.
The dial face graphics are crisp and clear and beautifully lighted by two bulbs. The original dial cover was polished and is in excellent condition. The "Z" knobs were polished. The loop antenna has a connection for improved reception, especially for the short wave. The power cord was replaced, using the original polished plug.
The photos say the rest about how pristine this radio is and how well it displays. Though it has a handle, it is a heavier radio for its size - as such I would not recommend carrying it by the handle, just to be safe! 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 prewar radio must have broadcast much of what is now history over the past 79 years. Since being meticulously restored it will once again provide many more years of enjoyment if well cared for. It is a must for the collector and would make a wonderful gift.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 Bakelite AM/SW Tube Radio 6-S-511 (1941) COMPLETELY RESTORED" is in sale since Friday, March 27, 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.