You're viewing a vintage 1942 Zenith 10-tube console radio. Model 10-S-669 is a 3 band radio with dial and pushbutton “autotuning” controls. The console has a total of 12 pushbutton controls and presets. Back in its day, Zenith's patented Rotor Wavemagnet antenna, superhetrodyne electronics and 12” speaker were legendary for unrivaled sound reproduction! There are plenty of Youtube videos demonstrating these units in action, so be sure to check them out! This radio is all original with the exception of the power cord (which was replaced with a modern one), 1 of the tubes (Sylvania instead of Zenith - a replacement tube costs $10), and the instrument glass in front of the dial is missing. Also, it needs a tuner belt.
The radio is currently in non-working order, but all components are in place and original. The unit was checked out by a technician, and it appears that the tubes are in working order. One of the two dial indicator lights is working, but the other one is not. Zenith used rubber insulated wire in the early 1940s which was prone to cracks, and this unit is no exception. The cabinet has the type of wear you'd expect to see on a vintage radio which was likely kept in storage for decades. One of the grille guard uprights must be glued back into place, some of the veneer is worn in places, and some of the wood trim needs some TLC. Wood veneer kits, reproduction vintage looking wire, tuner belt kits and replacement tubes are readily available on the Internet. The grille cloth itself is in relatively good condition, with a couple of minor flaws.
Nows your chance to own a legendary piece of radio history from radio's golden era. I'm a veteran freight shipping manager, so I build my own crates. This Zenith radio will come securely shipped to your door anywhere in the world, packaged in a wooden crate! Shipping and handling charges will apply.
The unit is sold “as is”, so do your research before purchasing. If buyer is local, I will deliver for a fee, otherwise item will ship via common carrier. Contact seller for shipping arrangements. Buyer agrees to a 20% restocking fee if returned. If this item goes to an international buyer, I will only ship to countries to which I can insure the shipment and that I can receive signature confirmation. I will only ship to the address listed on your profile. If my freight estimate comes in under budget, I will refund any portion of shipping cost over actual shipping amount. FOB Origin.
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