ZENITH TRANS-OCEANIC H500 SHORTWAVE RADIO VINTAGE 1950's - WORKS! This is a Zenith Trans-Oceanic H500 Shortwave portable tube Radio. Checked and replaced caps - Checked and replaced tubes - Aligned all bands. The tuning dial is operational and turns ok.17.25 x 11 x 7.25 inches with the antenna down. The handle to the top of the unit has been replaced with a makeshift handle (see pic). The case itself has plenty of wear, including scuffs and fading. Cosmetically, the outside case and handle could benefit from a restoration project. There are no cracks to the plastic face and it has the original knobs (see photos).
It opens and closes fine. The serial number 14-1303 is stamped on the inside case.
The antenna retracts and pulls out fine, almost 4 feet high (see pic). What you see is what you get. Switches seem to work and all the knobs rotate ok. All of the rectangle black band switch push buttons on the right push in and out ok.
The volume, on/off pots work ok. As usual with old vintage electronics, switch cleaning and some tweaking or refurbishing may be necessary to bring it to peak performance but it is working now. Please look at the photos and let me know if you have any questions. The item "Vintage Zenith Trans-Oceanic H500 Radio Works! SW and AM 1950's tube radio" is in sale since Wednesday, April 17, 2019.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Radios\Tube Radios\1930-49". The seller is "r-o-b-o-t" and is located in Rock Island, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Bahamas, Uruguay.