Here is a refurbished Zenith Trans-Oceanic R-1000D, chassis 9CT 41Z 2, serial number 8425320, manufacturing date May 13, 1960. The owner's tag inside the back cover indicates the original owner was located in Cleveland, Ohio and the radio generally appears to have been well cared for and lightly used. The controls are all crisp and tight, usually an indication of light use. All original documentation, including Operating Guide with clean warranty card, Service Manual with schematic, and the show room hang tag, are present and in good condition. Minor dings and scratches associated with long term storage are evident but not a major visual distraction. .
The carry handle/antenna cover has been professionally repaired and has had internal epoxy reinforcement to mend hairline stress cracks. After repair the handle was polished and the lettering was paint-filled so that the handle is stronger than new and is beautiful to look at as well. There are a couple of unrelated scratches on the backside of the handle that are not easily seen in the images. There is only light pitting on the satin metal finish on the top and upper front door as shown in the images, but no appreciable pitting elsewhere on the chrome. A light scratch and small area of discoloration is present on the gold band on the front door as shown, but there is only minor shrinkage of the vinyl covering on the... read more