Offered is a Zenith wood style radio influenced by Eames plywood type design. The Eames tag does get abused in the mid-century domain. Not so with this specific radio model. Shortly thereafter, Wright Auctioneers helped to sell some of the items.This specific model (6D030)was one of the four. Here is how Zenith described this radio in an advertising brochure. Modern formed design in genuine walnut veneers with Roman gold. Five radio tubes plus one rectifier tube. In May, 2015, The Wall Street Journal published another article, Design's Best-Kept Secret: Eames Radios. Googling the Radio and model number will result in additional information. With this radio, the old finish was removed and the body sanded. Rather than brush on layer and layer of poly after the staining, the radio's natural wood beauty was treated with a few coats of old fashioned European paste wax. The grille cloth and dial lens were replaced.
The knobs were soaked in warm water and detergent, cleaned, wax, and buffed. The body had a few minor repairs and exhibits lots of wear. The chassis required three of its six tubes to be replaced with a new old stock tubes. The old paper/wax capacitors were replaced as well as three electrolytic condensers.A terminal lug strip was added under chassis for the installation of the electrolytic condensers (see photo of under chassis). A few of out of tolerance resistors were replaced. A new, extra long power cord was installed. The radio's alignment was checked with only minor adjustments necessary. The radio plays well on its a-m, broadcast band.
The red pilot light at the top, center, of the front plate shines brightly once the tubes are warmed and the radio is fully powered. The item "ZENITH Eames Design Body Mid Century Tube Radio 6D030 WORKS" is in sale since Tuesday, May 16, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Periods & Styles\Mid-Century Modernism". The seller is "*american*radio*design*" and is located in Westhampton, New York. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Japan.