This Zenith model 7S261 is a very rare model. In my 20 years of collecting I have only seen 2 others and they were on the internet, not in person. It is a very short cabinet, only 32 inches high. My thought was it was for a child's room. In 1938 you needed to be well off to purchase this set for your son or daughter. The grille cut out is the same found on the 15U270. This radio is also a factory mistake. The original paper tag glued on the under side of the chassis mounting board is marked 7S260, and the chassis has the same marking. When I purchased this radio, sadly this radio was painted yellow and a large 15" hole was cut out to house a stereo. You would never know now by just looking at it.

This Zenith model 7S261 is a very rare model. In my 20 years of collecting I have only seen 2 others and they were on the internet, not in person. It is a very short cabinet, only 32 inches high. My thought was it was for a child's room. In 1938 you needed to be well off to purchase this set for your son or daughter. The grille cut out is the same found on the 15U270. This radio is also a factory mistake. The original paper tag glued on the under side of the chassis mounting board is marked 7S260, and the chassis has the same marking. When I purchased this radio, sadly this radio was painted yellow and a large 15" hole was cut out to house a stereo. You would never know now by just looking at it.