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Zenith 5-S-127 (1937)


Zenith 5-S-127 (1937)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
"The Quality Goes In Before The Name Goes On." This was the slogan created by "Commander" Eugene F. McDonald Jr., who ran Zenith for 30 years. Much of the innovation in manufacturing and advertisement came from the Commander. By the 1930's he had introduced many things: short wave radio, push-button tuning, rural Windcharger stations, the big black dials, the first TV stations in Chicago and the USA. McDonald was also very influential in forming the FCC. By 1950, sales had surpassed $100 million and Zenith employed 5,000 people. This five-tube, three-band (SB,SWx2) Art Deco style radio is a gorgeous example of function and design. Blake restored the chassis by replacing all of the wax/paper capacitors with Mylar equivalences. The tubes and resistors have been tested and replaced as needed. A new power cord, safety fuse, audio cable and a precise alignment have been added, making this very sensitive across the dial. Gary has refinished the cabinet with grain filler, toners and lacquer just as it was done in 1937 for an original-looking finish. These Zenith tombstone radios don't come up for sale that often so don't hesitate! 19"H X 13"W X 9"D.
Zenith 5-S-127 (1937)
THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
"The Quality Goes In Before The Name Goes On." This was the slogan created by "Commander" Eugene F. McDonald Jr., who ran Zenith for 30 years. Much of the innovation in manufacturing and advertisement came from the Commander. By the 1930's he had introduced many things: short wave radio, push-button tuning, rural Windcharger stations, the big black dials, the first TV stations in Chicago and the USA. McDonald was also very influential in forming the FCC. By 1950, sales had surpassed $100 million and Zenith employed 5,000 people. This five-tube, three-band (SB,SWx2) Art Deco style radio is a gorgeous example of function and design. Blake restored the chassis by replacing all of the wax/paper capacitors with Mylar equivalences. The tubes and resistors have been tested and replaced as needed. A new power cord, safety fuse, audio cable and a precise alignment have been added, making this very sensitive across the dial. Gary has refinished the cabinet with grain filler, toners and lacquer just as it was done in 1937 for an original-looking finish. These Zenith tombstone radios don't come up for sale that often so don't hesitate! 19"H X 13"W X 9"D.
Sold by Joe Millward on September 23, 2019
Listed price on date of sale - $799.00
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