Fine Solid Wood Cabinetry Mid Century 1959 Zenith Model K731 AM FM Vacuum Tube Radio Excellent Condition Stellar Sounding!
DESCRIPTION: Table top wood vacuum tube radio manufactured by Zenith in late 50s early 60s in excellent working and physical condition.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly around the dial without need of external antenna attachment. FM dipole antenna included for even better reception. Has high frequency speaker in addition to main speaker that improves sound quality.
CABINET CONDITION: Artisan handcrafted wood cabinet. No cracks, chips, or major scratches anywhere! Not repainted. Not re-finished. Cabinet is original factory semi-gloss finish. Front and side beveled edges have been finished smooth to eliminate dents and dings and paint chips. Very solid wood construction no seams or peeling veneer. Factory original speaker grill cloth is in excellent condition with no rips, runs, or looseness, or separated edges. Tuning panel is securely attached, no cracks no chips. Top edge of the tuning facade has oxidized or flaked off chrome paint.
KNOBS: Original matching knobs are in excellent condition and securely attached. No broken attach posts. Original chrome paint is not completely faded or rubbed off in areas due to normal use.
LOGO: No missing logo.
DIAL LIGHT: No dial light not designed with one. But can be added for an extra charge.
SPEAKER: Original elliptical 5" x 7" speaker and working high frequency speaker
INTERNAL ELECTRONICS: All paper and wax capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents. The tubes are working fine. 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 brand new replacement power cord and safety polarized plug are in excellent condition with no breaks, not dried, not brittle. No exposed wiring.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: Bottom factory label is not missing, intact original.
BACKING BOARD: Original factory back cover no cracks, no chips or no major scratches. Securely mounted.
PROVENANCE: Was gently used then stored in a box in a dry cool environment for a long period of time. No evidence of prolonged exposure to moisture, smoking, cooking grease, pets or carpet.
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DIMENSIONS: Approximately 16" x 8" x 10" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 8.1 lbs.
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: wood
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier