Vintage 1951 Zenith R514 “Owl Eye” Bakelite Telechron Clock (Tube) Radio -Works!

One of the Most Iconic Pieces of Mid-Century American Electronics Ever Manufactured, This Grey Bakelite 1951 Zenith R514 "Owl Eye" Telechron Clock Radio is in Very Nice Cosmetic and Working Condition

 
The grey bakelite shines like new with very few (very faint) scuffs or scratches. The dial face of the clock looks much cleaner in reality than it does in the picture due to some shadows on the lens from my camera's flash. The radio dial has a few numbers that have some paint worn off at their bottoms. 
 
It warms up quickly, tunes in easily and plays loudly, but there is a pronounced hum from the vacuum tubes. The speaker grill cloth looks to be in good shape but it is starting to slide down a little (this can be easily remedied by opening it up and tacking the corners of the fabric with some glue). It has its original 6' cord

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