This re-post is about a man and his Zenith. I know the feeling owning a 1963 Imperial/Telefunken console type radio. I think it is especially important to note the work done to the interior electrical chassis and very nice orange capacitors to switch out the cardboard ones. I will be posting an article in the coming month about my own radio and the quirks of restoring it, I felt this made a great intro to it. Great job David!
A while back I picked up an old 1940s Zenith radio. It uses vacuum tubes unlike radios today. Of course when I found mine it didn’t work and was well worn. Here’s a pic of it when I bought it. The wood veneer had been damaged in multiple places and it appeared that the edge had suffered a little water damage. The wooden “feet” that are supposed to stick out at the bottom had both been broken. One of the knobs was missing and the other damaged. The translucent yellow wheels rotate separately from the black knobs. The knob’s function on the left is on/off and volume. The wheel on the left adjusts the tone of the radio which seems to just increase the treble slightly. On the other side, the knob adjusts the tuning frequency and the wheel adjusts the band.
Here’s a close up of the right hand…
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