MODEL, YEAR, FEATURES: Zenith made a number of clock radios in the 50s with the familiar step-down cabinet shape, some painted, some not. This unusual factory painted light green and white version with flashy gold trim is nicely preserved for a 58 year old appliance, and has been recently serviced for reliable operation in years to come. The larger knobs are for Volume and Tuning, and the small knob below the clock allows the radio to be switched on and off, or it can be set to turn on the radio as an alarm at a designated time. Another appliance can be plugged into the outlet on the rear of the chassis.
You might notice the CD markings on the radio dial. They were places to tune in for Civil Defense instructions in case all hell broke out with the Soviets during the Cold War years. The way things are going, we might need them again? CONDITION, SERVICING, PERFORMANCE: Bakelite cabinet is free of cracks or other damage. The factory green and white gloss paint is holding up well with uniform color and no separation As you can see in one photo, there are some scratches in the paint on the top side; they can be easiliy touched up, but I thought Id leave this simple task to the next owner if they desire to do so.Dials are in excellent condition with clear undamaged graphics, and the clear dial covers are free of scratches. Chassis, clock, and cabinet interior are clean, and controls function as they should. The All American Five tubes are still widely available to this day if one is ever needed, and theyre easily accessed from the back panel. The Telechron clock is working well, keeping good time, and is quiet.
Original knobs and fasteners are present, new power cord is safe and pliable, backboard is sturdy with sharp lettering & graphics and the factory tube layout diagram is intact and legible on the under side. Theres not a speck of grime on this one, nor any dust build-up inside or out. Deep from front of cabinet to back panel. The item "Zenith Model A515F Clock Tube Radio From 1957 With Original Factory Paint" is in sale since Friday, November 27, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Radios\Tube Radios\1950-59".The seller is "radiozetc" and is located in San Jose, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.