Vintage 1940 Zenith 6P419 Bakelite Radio. I researched this radio & learned the following. His is a rare Zenith recalled radio. This model radio was recalled because these radios were damaged easily and challenging to work on.Hence, this is a hard to find radio. "ZENITH" is embossed on the front & back of the radio. A "Z" is embossed on the white dial on the front and a "Z" is embossed in the center of the back of the radio. Original gold decoration on the bottom of the dial window and radio handle. The 5 push buttons have the following original selections on the buttons (as far as I can tell, some are a little challenging to read) from top to bottom: WLW, WIBC, WFBM, WIRE & DIAL.
Front of the radio, at the bottom, has as a switch that I moved left left or right, to select "Broadcast" or Police. Radio has been in the home for decades, sitting on a shelf. Other than dusting the radio, I left it as is. Radio has scuffs, scratches, some white paint, patina, soiling, screws missing and dust. I took the radio to a vintage radio repairman in May 2018.
He said the set was complete and the tubes were good. Radio is currently not working. So, I don't know if it is missing pieces at this time, or if it will work after being worked upon. Originally been white, I don't know.
Both of the white dials move on the front of the radio. The needle moves when I turn the dial. I pushed in the push buttons, they seem to work just fine. The window is foggy, where the. I can see the radio numbers and a dial needle though the foggy.Radio has 2 cracks on the front, to the right of the 1st & 4th white push buttons. I don't know if these 2 cracks are under the white panel listing the radio stations, or not. These same 2 cracks go around to the right side of the radio. I think (I'm not sure, it is difficult to tell) these 2 cracks come together on the right side of the radio, creating kind of an oval shape, an area about 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" (8.3 x 10.8 cm).
The crack at the widest is 1/16 or. There is old glue in this crack.There is a chip on the right side, 4th rib from the bottom, near the curve, 1/8" x 3/8". A thin crack about 1 or 2.5 cm long, on the left side, near the bottom, photo 9.
The feet of the radio have chips, photo 10. Overall, this beautiful, very rare, 81-year-old Zenith radio, appears in good condition. Radio Length, at the widest point - 13 1/4 or 33.7 cm.
Radio Width (measured at the base of the radio) - 6 3/4 or 17.1 cm. Radio Height, including Handle - 8 or 20.3 cm.
Ruler in the photos is 12 or 30.5 cm in length. Zenith Radio Corporation, Chicago, Illinois.7 pounds, 10.6 ounces or 3.47 kg. Will be very carefully packaged. I will double-box it, placing your radio in one box, inside another box. I will gently place Poly-Fil between the tubes. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. I will try to respond within 24 hours or less. The item "Vintage 1940 Zenith Tube Radio 6P419 Recall Bakelite Brown Mahogany Deco Repair" is in sale since Saturday, December 4, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Radios\Tube Radios\1930-49". The seller is "great_goods1" and is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Bahamas, Uruguay.