Antique 1938/1939 Zenith 5R317 tube radio in excellent working and looking condition. Electrically restored and cabinet is refinished.
Very clean example and is a model sought after by collectors. Plays well, receiving several stations with no hum or scratchy volume. Manual tuner works fine with an illuminated dial but didnt try the auto-tune. Escutcheon has a couple of scuffs on it. Wood cabinet is beautiful with apparently all original glass rods, push-buttons and knobs.
Chassis & components look original including the speaker. This is the 5 tube version, looking identical to the 6D317 model. Missing is the back panel and repros are available if desired. This is how I acquired the set and have no information on its history, electrical parts replaced or who did the work.Ive photographed the underside so you can examine it yourself. Not a radio expert, please review all photos as they are part of the description. It will be double boxed and fully insured with signature needed.
A rare, beautiful and unique display radio for your collection that is more importantly plug & play. Zenith's model 5-R-317 Glass Rod radios were marketed as "The World's Fair Special" for the 1939 model year to coincide with The New York Worlds Fair. Also illustrated in a scene from the 1942 movie Woman of the Year, example seen below. These are automatically added to the final invoice and I'm not able to delete or adjust them. Also, recently Fed Ex and the other carriers have dramatically increased costs when factoring even a small amount of dimensional weight (size of the box).
The item "ZENITH 5R317 ART DECO Glass Rod Vintage 1939 World's Fair Tube RADIO RESTORED" is in sale since Friday, November 29, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Radios\Tube Radios\1930-49".The seller is "*atomicmojo*" and is located in San Francisco, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Bahamas, Uruguay.