Zenith Model H723 AM/FM Bakelite Radio (1951)

Combine a dramatic, assymetrical cabinet with large size and you have a radio that's impossible to miss. I like the way that the grill forms an open overlay over the seamless grill cloth. Not many radio designs get so much effect from a humble piece of patterned cloth.

This AM/FM model sounds really swell. Zenith made several 723 and 724 models that look quite similar, including my Zenith Y724.

Fans of the former TV show News Radio should be able to spot an H723 exactly like this one. Look for it in Dave's office, on the lowest shelf right behind his desk. Last year an old wooden cathedral radio sat in that spot. There were one or two other collectible radios on that set during the same year.

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