Nice Vintage 1940's Zenith 6g05 Tube Bakelite Am Radio Serviced Works Great
The model number on this stunning looking radio is 6G05 & I believe it was produced in the 1948 era. This was an extremely popular radio when it was introduced in 1940's & still is by today's standards. The cabinet on this beauty is made of bakelite or think plastic & it is a Deep Dark Rich Chocolate Brown in color. The cabinet has been cleaned & polished which sill retains it's original sheen or shine & that shine is now a mirror glass shine that keeps going & going & going like the energizer bunny HOWEVER THERE ARE A COUPLE OF CRACKS IN THE CABINET THAT HAVE BEEN SECURED FROM THE INSIDE. The metal Silver front round dial scale ring with Black Graphic's & a Very Cool Looking Large Brass Metal dial pointer is in excellent looking condition that adds a very nice touch to the style of the cabinet. This is a nice looking radio that just POPS OUT AT YOU to say the least. I that I have taken many pictures & all pictures can be supersized so you may get a good view at this spectacular looking & working radio. The plastic elastic stretch handle on top is in fair condition with some minor splits. The SUPPORT Brace/Bracket underneath the elastic stretch handle is in fine condition, HOWEVER I PERSONALLY "WOULD NOT" CARRY THIS RADIO LIKE THERE WAS A HANDLE, I PERSONALLY "WOULD NOT" USE THIS HANDLE TO CARRY AROUND THIS RADIO IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM JUST MY OPINION. The 2 Metal Brass ringed control knobs with brown bakelite/plastic. Centers are original & in great looking & working condition. The original paper label on the inside of the cabinet is in good condition. The back panel is original & in good condition that holds on tight & secure provided you handle the radio correctly. The chassis is in great condition & it is a 6-tube unit with 2-controls & both controls have been lubricated & are in great working condition. The chassis has had all new electrolytic capacitor/filters installed & wax/paper capacitors were replaced as needed & a nice electric cord has been installed. This radio has been restored to great working condition. This Zenith would make an excellent addition to your radio collection Even with the cracks will still make a nice addition or as a stand alone radio as it's power & beauty will surely be the talk of the room by all whom enter. Sized of this gem is 12-3/4" long, 7" wide & 8 high.
This is a vintage radio & must be handled & cared for & treated in this manor & not like a modern day boombox. Tube radio technology "unlike modern day solid state radios" can have interference/noise in the sound quality, caused by kitchen appliances, computer monitors, flat screen TV'S, florescent lights, washing machines, high power wires above your home, etc... So where you position/place this radio in your home can make a huge difference & the direction/position it is set in. A lot of tube radios are directional meaning you "may" have to turn the radio one way or the other to receive the best reception.
Tube radios take 30 to 45 seconds "for tubes" to warm up before they will start playing. I package very well for a safe arrival. If you have any questions please ask & I will promptly answer & as best as I can.
Please ask questions before the end of the sale & not after. Thanks for looking I appreciate it. The item "NICE VINTAGE 1940'S ZENITH 6G05 TUBE BAKELITE AM RADIO SERVICED WORKS GREAT" is in sale since Wednesday, June 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Radios\Tube Radios\1930-49".
The seller is "birdman232" and is located in Fenton, Missouri. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Bahamas, Uruguay.
- Featured Refinements: Vintage Tube Radio
- AM Tube: Chocolate Brown Bakelite Cabinet
- Model 6G05: Year 1948?
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Brand: Zenith
- Time Period Manufactured: 1930-49