1936 Zenith model 9S30 tombstone tube radio SOLD!!

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1936 Zenith model 9S30 tombstone tube radio SOLD!!

1,800.00

Zenith introduced their models for the 1935/36 radio season at their distributor's convention held in Chicago during mid-June of 1935. The 9S30 in 1936, Zenith listed this radio for sale at $85. It was Zenith's top-of-the-line table set for the 1935/36. As well as being offered with a traditional walnut finish, the set also came in ebony with a chrome escutcheon and matching knobs. As you see this is the walnut model.  9S30’s are rare and highly sort after in today's collectibles marketplace.

 The cabinets’ book matched walnut veneer is beautifully restored with a flawless lacquer finish and toned lacquer color trim. The grille cloth is a reproduction of the original pattern. The knobs are the original wood Zenith knobs, no reproductions here. 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 caps were replaced with new production parts. All the paper foil capacitors were replaced as well. The dial belt is new for smooth tuning. 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.

 

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