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Zenith 5-G-537 (1941)
(wood tube table radio w/SW)

Zenith 5-G-537 (1941)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!

Those of us that buy and restore radios, certain models pop up more that others. The simple explanation is that more were produced and sold. Zenith made a lot of radios, but here's one I had read about but had never seen The 5-G-537 is a five-tube, two-band (AM,SW) radio. The "G" indicates it's a battery set, but also functions with an AC power cord. We replaced all of the capacitors with modern equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where needed. We installed a safety fuse and a new power cord. Gary stripped the cabinet and refinished using a catalyzed lacquer producing a "piano" finish. The faux decals around the top and bottom were in excellent condition. The chassis, knobs and eight inch speaker are original. I was surprised that Zenith basically had a "farm" set in 1941, as most companies weren't producing them due to the REA (Rural Electrification Act) had been established in 1936. This rare and unique set is priced right, make it yours today! 23"W x 12"H x 12-1/2"D.

Zenith 5-G-537 (1941)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!

Those of us that buy and restore radios, certain models pop up more that others. The simple explanation is that more were produced and sold. Zenith made a lot of radios, but here's one I had read about but had never seen The 5-G-537 is a five-tube, two-band (AM,SW) radio. The "G" indicates it's a battery set, but also functions with an AC power cord. We replaced all of the capacitors with modern equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where needed. We installed a safety fuse and a new power cord. Gary stripped the cabinet and refinished using a catalyzed lacquer producing a "piano" finish. The faux decals around the top and bottom were in excellent condition. The chassis, knobs and eight inch speaker are original. I was surprised that Zenith basically had a "farm" set in 1941, as most companies weren't producing them due to the REA (Rural Electrification Act) had been established in 1936. This rare and unique set is priced right, make it yours today! 23"W x 12"H x 12-1/2"D.

Sold by Joe Millward on December 1, 2023
Listed price on date of sale - $549.00
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