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Zenith 5-S-319 "Racetrack" (1939)


Zenith 5-S-319 "Racetrack" (1939)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
I've written about Zenith changing over from large tombstone and "Walton" type radios to a different look and approach at the end of the 1930's into the 1940's. The 5-S-319 was designed in 1938 for the 1939 model year and resembled their "cube" design, but certainly looked like a small version of the 1940 style table radio. The curved side-speaker grille and a more "rounded" design was a sign of things to come. The oval iconic "Racetrack" dial bezel to this day is still very collectable. The same radio chassis was also available in a small tombstone cabinet, and a chairside design. The radio has had all of the capacitors replaced, tubes and resistors checked and replaced where needed. A new power cord and audio cable were installed. The radio plays great, and the audio cable works quite well. Gary stripped, grain-filled and painted the radio and applied a "piano" lacquer finish. Here is a perfect example of the desirable "Racetrack" Zenith radio! 13"W x 9"H x 7-1/2"D
Zenith 5-S-319 "Racetrack" (1939)
THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
I've written about Zenith changing over from large tombstone and "Walton" type radios to a different look and approach at the end of the 1930's into the 1940's. The 5-S-319 was designed in 1938 for the 1939 model year and resembled their "cube" design, but certainly looked like a small version of the 1940 style table radio. The curved side-speaker grille and a more "rounded" design was a sign of things to come. The oval iconic "Racetrack" dial bezel to this day is still very collectable. The same radio chassis was also available in a small tombstone cabinet, and a chairside design. The radio has had all of the capacitors replaced, tubes and resistors checked and replaced where needed. A new power cord and audio cable were installed. The radio plays great, and the audio cable works quite well. Gary stripped, grain-filled and painted the radio and applied a "piano" lacquer finish. Here is a perfect example of the desirable "Racetrack" Zenith radio! 13"W x 9"H x 7-1/2"D
Sold by Joe Millward on October 29, 2019
Listed price on date of sale - $749.00
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