Widow Black and Red 1954 Zenith Model 5L07 AM Vacuum Tube Radio Sounds Great! Looks So Cool!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop vacuum tube AM radio manufactured by Zenith in 1954 in excellent working and physical condition.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations very clearly and very loudly around the dial without need of external antenna attachment.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original factory molded black color Bakelite with factory applied red painted front. Sun fading and variation in the red color apparent. Looks reddish orang-ish. No cracks, chips, or major scratches or missing pieces. Not repainted, not touched or over sprayed. Factory original clear plastic clock and tuning covers are in excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or major yellowing or warping. Clock and tuning surround gold foil trim pieces are in excellent condition with no number fading or flaking. No peeling or warping which is common.
KNOBS: Original factory matching clear plastic tuning and and volume knobs. No missing gold metal inserts. Factory original clock knob.
LOGO: No missing logos. Front center grill Zenith crown logo is in excellent condition.
DIAL LIGHT: No tuning or clock dial lights. Not designed with this one. But can be added for an extra charge.
CLOCK: Clock works and keeps accurate time. Clock motor is silent, no humming, no grinding, no ticking noises. Clock and alarm time set function works. Radio alarm only no alarm buzzer. Sleep timer works.
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 years of 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: backing board is in very good condition. Usually these Zenith backing boards have fatigued or ripped pin attachment holes. This backing board is stiff and no ripped backing attach holes. All original 4 t-pins.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: Bottom factory label is mostly intact.
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 moisture, smoking, cooking grease, pets or carpet.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13.5" x 6" x 6" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 5 lbs 0 oz
COLOR: black and red
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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