Sage Green 1955 Zenith Model 5Y01 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Sounds Great! Excellent Condition!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Zenith in 1955 in excellent working and physical condition.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly around the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Super loud and clear because of large 6" x 9" oval speaker! Tone control works and has good high low tonal variation.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original molded factory muted sage green plastic. All original factory molded colors through and through. Not repainted. No over spray. Not touch up. No chips, or major scratches or missing pieces. Beautiful looking design with large oval speaker grill. No question what this thing was designed to do! No cosmetic repairs or repaints performed or needed. Cabinet is glossy green color with white ivory plastic grill. Grill gold metal surround trim is in excellent condition with some rub off. Functional top handle is in excellent working condition with no cracks, color matching. Buckles and loops are rusted.
KNOBS: Original volume, tuning, and tone knobs are color matching green plastic and securely attached. Gold metal inserts are intact not missing.
LOGO: Zenith crown center crest is original, not tarnished with age, in excellent condition. No missing or bent crown peaks.
DIAL LIGHT: No tuning light. This one did not come with one. But can be added for an extra charge.
CLOCK: no clock
INTERNAL ELECTRONICS: All paper and wax capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents so this radio has another 50+ years or more of playing time! The tubes are working fine. Both Intermediate Frequency Transformers (IFTs) have been rebuilt to ensure static free performance. All out-of-spec resistors have been replaced with modern correct value and voltage equivalents. There is no loud or pervasive hum. There is no loud or pervasive static between stations. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected.
POWER CORD: The original power cord and plug are in excellent condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
BACKING BOARD: The original backing board is in excellent condition with no cracks, rips, of bent corners.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: Bottom factory labels are intact and readable water stained.
PROVENANCE: Previous owner identity is not known. Was gently used then stored in a dry cool environment for a long period of time. No evidence of prolonged exposure to cigarette smoking, moisture, or pets.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 10" x 6" x 6.5" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 4 lbs 3 oz
COLOR: sage green
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: plastic
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier.