Snow White Mid Century Vintage 1956 Zenith R519W AM Vacuum Tube Clock Radio Works Great and Excellent Condition!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Zenith in 1956 in near mint 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 player!
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original glossy smooth factory molded white plastic. All original factory colors through and through. Not repainted. No over spray. Not touched up. No chips or major scratches or missing pieces. Beautiful low sleek profile. Cabinet is glossy. White center grill louver is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or broken vanes. Clock and tuning clear covers are in excellent condition no cracks no chips no major scratches and securely attached. Tuning and clock dial faces are in excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or major scratches.
KNOBS: Original matching golden knobs securely attached in excellent condition, no missing metal inserts, some tarnish on the inserts. All three the little round clock buttons are original and intact and securely attached.
LOGO: Zenith factory paint filled molded-in logo is in excellent condition. Zenith center crest logo is in excellent condition.
DIAL LIGHT: No tuning dial light. Not designed with one. But can be added for an extra charge.
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 or replaced 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 backing board is factory original. No missing factory t-pins.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: No missing bottom labels. All labels 80% intact. Yellowing and water staining.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13" x 6" x 6" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 4 lbs 11 oz
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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