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Zenith 5-S-29 (1936)

Zenith 5-S-29 (1936)
Sold by Joe Millward on December 6, 2019
Listed price on date of sale - $749.00
In 1936, the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 started to set up rural areas in America with electricity. Zenith dropped prices and started producing table radios with smaller black dials. Zenith sales jumped significantly, and more and more people were hired. The 5-S-29 is a five-tube, three-band (SB,SWx2) radio. The smaller dial had the multi-color bands and "split-second" tuning. Blake did his customary work replacing all of the capacitors. The resistors and tubes were checked, and out-of-tolerance components were replaced. A new power cord, audio cable and safety fuse were installed. This radio plays great. I still feel that Zenith made some of the world's best performing five-tube radios. Gary "Marvinized" the gorgeous Art Deco cabinet. This particular cabinet has the desirable maple band around the bottom creating a beautiful contrast to the walnut veneer. A cool design feature was the metal bezel, which is just a smaller version of the console bezels. The original knobs were retained, and a new period-correct grille cloth installed. Once again, if you are looking for this radio for your collection, it doesn't get any better than this! 18"H x 13"W x 9"D.
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