Monday, May 30, 2011
A five tube plastic table radio with a fantastic shine.
Here is the tube lineup: 12SA7 12SK7 12SQ7 50L6GT 35Z5GT The era is the late 1940s.I enjoyed working on this radio since there is plenty of room under the chassis and easy to work on the electronics. This radio had a box with it for the same model, but was stamped "ivory" color.
One of the most attractively styled Zenith radios is named "the racetrack" by collectors.
Here is the tube line up: 12BE6 12BA6 12AT6 50L6GT and 35W4.
This particular radio required three tube replacements, upgraded electrolytic and paper capacitors, one new resistor, and a new power cord . The original light bulb still worked. The light is behind the Zenith "crest" at the middle, top.
Here is another view of this radio: