Bringing you another post featuring our “Radio of the Month” we are focusing on the logistics of the radio. Wondering what tubes this radio has? Or the band widths it carries? Read on as we discuss the “industry information” on our 1940 Zenith.
This particular radio was manufactured in Chicago, Illinois by what was called then the Zenith Radio Corporation in 1940. This masculine cabinet is a premium wooden case with a “luxurious walnut finish” which was found on the original piece and have contrasting veneers. Taking cues from early organ designs of the time period using push/pull stops for different sounds Zenith introduced the Radioorgan design. This console radio features this Radioorgan design with six tone buttons and six station preset buttons. The six tone buttons are “pull-out buttons” like on an organ; these buttons are labeled low-bass, bass, alto, treble, voice and normal which can be used in a variety of combinations. The six station present buttons are push buttons versus “pull-out buttons”.
This radio is categorized as a broadcast receiver or as a post WW2 Tuner. This particular model radio has 10 valves/tubes which include 6A8G, 6K7G, 6U5, 6Q7G, 6J5G, 6V6G, 6V6G, 6X5G, 6X5G and 1232. The bandwidth is 455 kHz and carries broadcast, short wave(s), and obsolete police wave bands. This radio runs on an alternating current supply (AC)/117 volt. The loudspeaker logistics include that it is an electromagnetic dynamic LS (moving-coil with field excitation coil) and the dimensions of 10 inch/25.4 cm.
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