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Zenith 5-R-317 "World's Fair Glass Rod" (1938)


Zenith 5-R-317 "World's Fair Glass Rod" (1938)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
A beautiful completely restored Art Deco Zenith that should be in every collection. It was designed to be part of the 1939 New York World's Fair ("Building the World of Tomorrow"), in all probability by Robert Budlong, one of Zenith's most prolific designers. The chassis is an AC powered superhet with five tubes and a power transformer. The radio originally sold for $29.95. This was an incredible radio positioned between the Great Depression and what was soon to erupt into WWII. It appeared in two 1942 movies, "Woman of the Year," and "Nazi Agent." The walnut case has been refinished in Mohawk lacquers, the twelve glass rods are perfect, as are the eleven gold painted wooden spacers. It has an original Deco dial and dial pointer, and a nice swirled Tenite dial escutcheon. There are five original push buttons. A new reproduction back is on the case. The radio has been recapped and is playing clearly utilizing just a short antenna wire. About 14"W x 8"H x 8"D (to left front of case).
Zenith 5-R-317 "World's Fair Glass Rod" (1938)
THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
A beautiful completely restored Art Deco Zenith that should be in every collection. It was designed to be part of the 1939 New York World's Fair ("Building the World of Tomorrow"), in all probability by Robert Budlong, one of Zenith's most prolific designers. The chassis is an AC powered superhet with five tubes and a power transformer. The radio originally sold for $29.95. This was an incredible radio positioned between the Great Depression and what was soon to erupt into WWII. It appeared in two 1942 movies, "Woman of the Year," and "Nazi Agent." The walnut case has been refinished in Mohawk lacquers, the twelve glass rods are perfect, as are the eleven gold painted wooden spacers. It has an original Deco dial and dial pointer, and a nice swirled Tenite dial escutcheon. There are five original push buttons. A new reproduction back is on the case. The radio has been recapped and is playing clearly utilizing just a short antenna wire. About 14"W x 8"H x 8"D (to left front of case).
Sold by David Spivey on November 18, 2018
Listed price on date of sale - $699.00
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