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 Post subject: Zenith 5S29 with decent original finish
PostPosted: Dec Fri 21, 2018 6:19 am 
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We've wondered in the past, why the cabinets on these are always in such rough shape.

Well here's about the best original I've seen... Except for the knobs of course.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Zenith ... 4084111862

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 Post subject: Re: Zenith 5S29 with decent original finish
PostPosted: Dec Fri 21, 2018 2:25 pm 
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I love the 5S29, many suffer from warped tops, but I bought a nice one from Tim Kaiser (a Cincinnati collector) during a Radiofest way back when they were still in Elgin.

The 5S29 was also featured in the movie Public Enemies starring Johnny Depp:

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 Post subject: Re: Zenith 5S29 with decent original finish
PostPosted: Dec Mon 24, 2018 7:20 am 
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Sold for $310.47.

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 Post subject: Re: Zenith 5S29 with decent original finish
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I so agree that it's a model that is usually found with either a rough original finish or overly restored. I was lucky to find a very decent original, but a previous owner had put two small outputs out of the side. I touched them up the best I could. The thing is that it's an impressive performer. Way above the average period mid-sized tombstone.


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