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Zenith Radio 12s265

Zenith Radio 12s265

Regular price $2,300.00 USD
Regular price $3,066.99 USD Sale price $2,300.00 USD
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This is a 1938 Zenith Radio 12 tube model 12S265,   What a classic Zenith design  that is very collectable.

  • This is a top of the shelf, high-end radio from 1938

  • 12 Tube

  • Shutter dial, display changes with the selected band

  • Superhet with RF-stage; ZF/IF 456 kHz

  • 7 AM circuits

  • Broadcast, Short Wave(s) and Police

  • Electro Magnetic Dynamic LS (moving-coil with field excitation coil) / Ø 12 inch = 30.5 cm

  • Green tuning eye

  • New period speaker cloth

  • Golden Speaker cover with adjustable macro volume control

  • Cabinet completely restored

This set has the state of the art  Motor Drive and innovative Robot Shutter Dial with a green tuning eye at the top. 
The wood on this cabinet is book matched walnut veneer with highlights of maple.  It has been restored with lacquer and finished with a satin finish.
Its hard to see in the photo but the grille cloth is curved like a silo...this is a very premium look and is unique to this model     The grille cloth is a reproduction but is the same as the original pattern.
The knobs are the original wood .
 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 & paper caps were replaced with new production parts.
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. A brand new NOS green eye tube was installed to dress up its playing appearance.
An outside antenna is necessary on old tube radios or a long wire. A new power cord was installed for safety.
It also has a input jack on the chassis so you can connect your IPod, phone, LP , CD , electric guitar or other audio source.    
This model also has a speaker with a premium golden cover that can be pulled in or out to adjust the sound of this radio.   What great attention to detail.  
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 42.5”h x 27”w x 15.5”d, and absolutely commands attention wherever you put it – and that’s before you turn it on!   It weighs 57 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.



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