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Zenith 5-G-2617 "Boomerang" (1942)
(wood tube table radio)

Zenith 5-G-2617 "Boomerang" (1942)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!

Zenith produced a series of "Boomerang" radios in the late 30's and early 40's. These sets were designed by Robert Duval Budlong, one of Zenith's most prolific designers, in wood and Bakelite. The radios were some of the last sets made before wartime production shifted in April of 1942. The Bakelite version model 5G617, is referred to as the "Darth Vader" model. To my knowledge, this wooden "Boomerang" model 5G2617 has never been sold on the Radio Attic before. Both 5G models were easily changed from DC and AC by a switch in the back of the chassis. Since they could be operated on battery, dial lamps were not utilized in the chassis. These models were marketed to people who lived on farms where there was no electricity, and to people in metropolitan areas where electricity was available. This "Boomerang" wooden set is in beautiful original finish condition without any cosmetic issues other than a minor scratch or two. The original butterscotch knobs which are almost always warped and misshapen are new perfect replacements. And a new perfect back is on the radio. On AC, it is playing well, picking up all my local AM stations clearly utilizing just an antenna wire. About 14"W x 9"H x 7"D. Shipping to anywhere in the us should run about $25 to $30.

Zenith 5-G-2617 "Boomerang" (1942)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!

Zenith produced a series of "Boomerang" radios in the late 30's and early 40's. These sets were designed by Robert Duval Budlong, one of Zenith's most prolific designers, in wood and Bakelite. The radios were some of the last sets made before wartime production shifted in April of 1942. The Bakelite version model 5G617, is referred to as the "Darth Vader" model. To my knowledge, this wooden "Boomerang" model 5G2617 has never been sold on the Radio Attic before. Both 5G models were easily changed from DC and AC by a switch in the back of the chassis. Since they could be operated on battery, dial lamps were not utilized in the chassis. These models were marketed to people who lived on farms where there was no electricity, and to people in metropolitan areas where electricity was available. This "Boomerang" wooden set is in beautiful original finish condition without any cosmetic issues other than a minor scratch or two. The original butterscotch knobs which are almost always warped and misshapen are new perfect replacements. And a new perfect back is on the radio. On AC, it is playing well, picking up all my local AM stations clearly utilizing just an antenna wire. About 14"W x 9"H x 7"D. Shipping to anywhere in the us should run about $25 to $30.

Sold by David Spivey on May 3, 2024
Listed price on date of sale - $188.00
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