Zenith 5R317 vintage tube radio 1939 Worlds Fair glass rod Radio
His highly desirable Zenith does power on and it receives stations. The sound quality is good but it could definitely benefit from being electronically serviced. The automatic tuning appears to work but it is very finicky. The electronics are for the most part original except for the electrolytics and the power cord, they seem to have been replaced a long time ago. The chassis is nice and unmanaged. The cabinet's cosmetics are good with no real damage to mention, just honest wear and patina. The cabinet is solid and there is no damage to the veneer.
The finish does show some wear and blemishes, but it is nothing disappointing. The 12 unique glass rods are a fantastic design element that is not found on any other radio. This Zenith may be far from being in collector quality condition, but it is a working survivor that does display well. If you have any questions or need additional pictures, please ask. The item "Zenith 5R317 vintage tube radio 1939 Worlds Fair glass rod Radio" is in sale since Saturday, September 18, 2021.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Radios\Tube Radios\1930-49". The seller is "tonysally2011" and is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Brand: Zenith
- Time Period Manufactured: 1930-49