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    Posted 3 months ago

    fortapache
    (2687 items)

    Haven't picked up any radios of late but I am partial to the Zenith Owl Eyes clock radios. The clock on it works, the radio I am not sure about but the tubes light up as can be seen in fuzzy photo four.
    Looks like the full model name is Model G516 Ch= 5G03. It was also available in white and some variation in the dial and clock colors. Dimensions are 11.4 x 5.9 x 5.3 inch.
    The case is Bakelite which is typical for 1950.
    Plenty more interesting items to come including a can of DDT.

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 3 months ago
      Fabulous vintage Zenith clock, such a cool design & love seeing their old logo which reminds me of the ones on older cars
    2. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 3 months ago
      Wonderful old Zenith!! If you haven't done so already, please re-seat those tubes in the back row that are coming out of their sockets -- just gently push them back down towards the chassis so their pins aren't showing. You apparently already got lucky and passed the 'smoke test' by plugging it in, so it would probably be a good candidate for actual restoration-- have its capacitors replaced and it'll be good to go for another 70 yrs!! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
      (I wonder if we'll even *have* AM radio by then...??)
    3. fortapache fortapache, 3 months ago
      Thank you very much Newfld.

      Thank you very much AO. I will check that out and see how it goes.
      We may not have radio at all, it will all be net radio.
    4. elanski elanski, 3 months ago
      Nice. And owl eyes is an excellent nickname for it
    5. fortapache fortapache, 3 months ago
      Thank you very much elanski. Yes the name just comes naturally.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 3 months ago
      Woo hoo #1. Well for perhaps a day.

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