Pearl Ivory 1955 Zenith "Broadway" Model R511W AM Tube Radio Sounds Great Looks Like a Star!
DESCRIPTION: Vintage tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Zenith in 1955 in excellent plus working and physical condition. Looks barely used.
CABINET CONDITION: All original factory molded ivory white color plastic. Factory original molded colors through and through. Not repainted or no touch up. No cracks, chips or major scratches anywhere on cabinet. No hairline crack beginning on the back top edge which is common with this model. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The built in brown burgundy handle is functional and intact with no cracks and no chips. Light tarnish of the gold grill no rust no dents or dings. No rust pimples no oxidation spots.
KNOBS: All knobs are original and securely attached. Factory molded brown burgundy plastic volume On/Off and tuning knobs are matching in excellent condition with no cracks or chips. Original brass color metal tuning pointer.
DIAL LIGHT: Dial light tuning indicator lights brightly. Follows the arc of the tuning pointer. Nice!
BACKING BOARD: Original backing board is intact with crisp square edges.
FACTORY LABELSA: Bottom factory label is intact, legible.
INTERNAL ELECTRONICS: All paper and wax capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents. Both Intermediate Frequency Transformers (IFTs) have been rebuilt to ensure static-free performance. 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. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection.
POWER CORD: The power cord and plug are good original working condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
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. Was probably used in or near kitchen for much of its life.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 6" x 6" (l x w x h)
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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