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Zenith radio 9s262 "Robot Dial"

Zenith radio 9s262 "Robot Dial"

Regular price $3,210.00 CAD
Regular price $4,281.00 CAD Sale price $3,210.00 CAD
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Zenith radio 9s262 "Robot Dial" from 1938
  • This is a top of the shelf, high-end  radio from 1938
  • Robot dial with automatic motorized dial pointer rotation
  • Green tuning eye
  • Shutter dial, display changes with the selected band
  • Zenith weighted flywheel, large tuning dial
  • Standard broadcast (AM) and shortwave bands
  • All restored to original condition
  • Cabinet completely restored
  • New period speaker cloth 
  • Golden Speaker cover with adjustable macro volume control

This cabinet is a classic design with amazing walnut veneers and quilted maple inlays.  It  has been beautifully refinished with satin lacquer.

The chassis is in excellent condition and with nine tubes, it receives the Broadcast band (550 to 1700 KC) and Short Wave in two bands from 1.7 to 18 MC.

The grille cloth is a reproduction of the original pattern. The knobs are the original wood Zenith knobs.


The 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.

 It has had a complete electronics tuneup with all new capacitors; tubes and resistors checked and replaced as needed. 

The dial belts are new for smooth motor operation and tuning. The chassis is clean and rust fee. The radio has very nice reception with no hum. 

An outside antenna is necessary on old tube radios or a long wire. A new power cord was installed for safety.


If you’ve always wanted one of these but despaired that you’d never find one – much less one in such exquisite condition, and expertly restored – this is your lucky day. I doubt you’ll ever come across another one like it.



PLEASE NOTE: This set is located in Sugar Grove, Illinois and can be picked up there.



Payment must be received BEFORE pickup or delivery is scheduled.



It measures 42"H x 27"W x 17"D. and absolutely commands attention wherever you put it – and that’s before you turn it on! It weighs 71 lbs.

Pick-up only on this radio. I can, however, hold it for you while you obtain shipping via either a courier, antique movers, or UShip, which seems to be the lowest cost.




Disclaimer: Because the radio itself, and the mechanical features (dials and dial related parts, push buttons, as well as tubes, etc.) are over 80 years old, I cannot guarantee their functionality. Everything will work, however, when I ship it, unless otherwise specified. But any future malfunctions or failures are beyond my control. As such, I can only guarantee that the radio worked before it was shipped. No other guarantee applies, and no refunds will be given.


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