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This is a 1938 Zenith 6S229 "Big Black Dial" Tombstone radio with 6 tubes and a faux finish on the cabinet.
The grille cloth, dial scale, dial glass, dial bezel and knobs are all original. The 19 Crosley models featured a very popular "Gold Mirror Dial" that is really cool.
This is printed paper that is placed over the wood and lacquered.
This is something that is virtually impossible to recreate so I didn't mess with the cabinet. I updated the electronics by replacing the wax/paper capacitors with current mylar capacitors and the old electrolytics with current versions.
This is a compact 5 tube radio and features the AM Broadcast band and an On-Off/Volume switch.
It waterfall sides and 3 different tones of veneers.
The radio was missing all the tubes and had all it's original wax/paper capacitors.