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Zenith Radio 9s262 "Robot Dial"

Zenith Radio 9s262 "Robot Dial"

Regular price $2,300.00 USD
Regular price $3,066.99 USD Sale price $2,300.00 USD
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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.

This unit has a ten-inch speaker is perfect to hear that old school sound. It has a input jack on the chassis so you can connect your IPod, phone, LP , CD , electric guitar or other audio source.

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 tune up with 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.

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.

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.

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.


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