ORIGINAL DIAL, DIAL "Z" POINTER, CLEAR PLASTIC DIAL COVER, GUMDROP "Z" KNOBS, PUSHBUTTONS, AND CALL LETTER PLUG / TABS.
This is a fine example of Zenith's painted bakelite 6-tube radio from their 1939 model year. This little superhet plays exceptionally well across the entire Standard Broadcast (AM) band. It requires an external antenna. It features "Transcontinental Automatic Tuning".
The bakelite cabinet is an all original pristine example of the super deco styling only Zenith could provide. It has a recently applied, silky smooth coat of ivory paint
over a crack and chip free original. The
original model number and power rating
stamped on the bottom were masked off
and not painted over so you know it has
always been a painted example. I think
this is a restoration detail that is a must
to retain its value for many years to
come. Otherwise, one could not
distinguish this from a repaired,
painted up type that was originally
natural walnut bakelite.
The chassis is also super clean and
has been recapped and aligned so it
will provide hours of listening
pleasure. The preset pushbutton stations will have to be set for your locale.
I've never seen a back on one of these, but it surely appears as though they were designed to have one.
Here's a great investment piece that will be sure to keep pace with the times.
approx. dimensions: 12.5" wide X 7" high X 7" deep
another neat old radio page by TUBULAR BOB