It should be noted that the bakelite cabinet is especially fine with few even minor cosmetic flaws to original bakelite cabinet finish; see photos for details. INFORMATION: This rare Zenith tabletop radio had a very short production run at the end of 1948, following the day when the FCC changed the FM band frequency allocation from its original 44-50 MHz to present day 88-108 MHz. In 1949, this radio was rebranded Model 7H-920. This Zenith model launches the dawn of commercial FM radio broadcast reception, by its inventor, Edwin Howard Armstrong at Zenith Radio Corp. Also, it was one of the first to use the then new technology of miniature vacuum tubes plus a selenium rectifier in place of the rectifier tube.
It has the yellow sticker on the back announcing that this radio uses the new FM patent of its inventor, THE inventor of FM, Edwin Armstrong. Also, the FM dial markings on the cabinet call this band by its early name of FM-100 (88-108 MHz). This radio is a gem and would be a prized addition to any radio collection or a thoughtful gift. The item "Zenith 7H-820U RARE 7-Tube AM-FM Radio Bakelite Mid-Century Modern Table c.
1948" is in sale since Tuesday, December 22, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Radios\Tube Radios\1930-49". The seller is "leboutique_collectibles_store" and is located in Reno, Nevada.This item can be shipped worldwide.