1939 Zenith 5s-320 "racetrack" Radio W/louvred Grill-very Clean.original Finish. For Sale
1939 Zenith 5S-320 "Racetrack" radio w/louvred grill-Very clean.Original finish.
1939 Zenith 5S-320 "Racetrack" radio with louvred grille.
Very clean.Original finish.
Up for offers isthe higher end version ofthe 1939Zenith "Racetrack" table model radio.
This is the 1939 Zenith model 5S320 (5S-320) "racetrack" radio witha louvredgrille.
Introduced toZenith dealers in July1938, the Zenith 5S-320 was themore expensiveof the two "racetrack" radio table models. It is a5 tube set covering the AM broadcast band and Short Wave.
The sleek cabinet design employs walnut veneers with reeded corners and a very nice louvred grille that reinforces its already stylish and good looking appearance.
This Zenith 5S-320waselectronically restored by a previous owner several years ago and while it powers up quickly and gets good reception on both the AM and Short Wave bands,the audio is not always clear and there is and hum.
The set would benefitfrom a qualified tech givingit a good going overto retore it to its great potential. Having owned severalZenith models that employ thischassis, when restored, the quality of sound reproduction isexceptional for a five tube table radio. The highs and mid-range frequencies are crystal clear with no distortion. Bass response is what you would expect for a late 1930's table radio...average, however both music and talk stations alike sound crisp, clearand alive.
The cabinet finish is original but could use some clean up or a refinish. There is no missing veneer but the original toning lacquer is faded and worn in several spots.
The chassis is quiteclean andboth tube shields are original.
Thedial string is in good working order allowing the "Z" dial pointer to move smoothly across the decorative gold dial.
The four white "Z" knobs and oval dial glass are both in excellent condition along with the five white bakelite push buttons and copper radio stationcall letter buttons.
Dimensions of thishard to findand very nice looking1939 Zenith "racetrack" model 5S-320 table radio are: 9inches tall, 15 3/4inches wide and 7 3/4inches deep.
Please click on any picture to enlarge it and get averydetailedview ofa radio model that doesn't come up for sale very often.
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Winning buyer has the following delivery options for a well packed shipment from Florida:
1. For delivery to the midwest or east coast via Fed Ex Ground/Home Delivery and insured for full value, add24.00.Best shipping rate to the west coastis via USPS Standard and will cost 38.00.
2. Shipping to Canada via USPS Priority Mail International will cost approximately 70.50.
3. International shipping to most of Europe via USPS Priority Mail International should cost approximately 80.00. Delivery to Great Britian and countries with stricter import size restrictions will cost about 14.40 more.
4. This item may be picked up in Sarasota, FL within 30 days with no charge for storage.
Actual shipping cost is based on the winning buyers actual location and will be determined after the sale.
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