This is an extremely rare 1938 Zenith model 15U271. This is the mahogany version of the 15U270 walnut model. The 15 tube 'Robot-Dial' console in a walnut finish is the more common version of this cabinet style. The original cost of the 15U271 was $235.00, $10 more than the 15U270 at $225.00. Some of the most serious Zenith radio collectors in the world have never seen this version in person. The 15U270 & 15U271 are the only 1938 15 tube Zenith radios that utilize two speakers, a 12” woofer and a 6” tweeter. Many of the surviving 15U270 and 15U271 suffer from cracking burl on the curved areas on each side of the dial. During the restoration process these areas were repaired. The chassis on this one still has it's model stamp 271. The cabinet paper tag has the model 15U270 crossed out in pencil and hand writhen 271. This was a common practice since Zenith never printed 271 paper tags. They made very few and did not want to go thru the trouble printing model tags. The large black Zenth dial is in perfect shape. The cabinets’ mahogany veneer is beautifully restored with a flawless satin lacquer finish. The grille cloth is a reproduction of the original pattern. The knobs are the original wood Zenith knobs. The superhetrodyne chassis is a performer and plays full dial scale, loud and clear. The radio has had a complete recap electronic restoration - all the electrolytic caps were replaced with new production parts. All the paper foil capacitors were replaced as well. The dial belts are new for smooth motor operation and tuning. The chassis is clean and rust free. The radio has very nice reception with no hum.