This is one of a few nice plastic or bakelite radios i have collected for restoration. I shifted my radio collection to only pre WWII Zenith wood tabletop radios about six years ago and have one of the best collections in the country
All of them play beautiful and have some awesome cabnetry. They have also worked out to be a pretty good investment. This is the first time I have restored a plastic set.. I have been spending more time on the wooden Zeniths.
John if you had a good Western Electric / Hickok Tube tester today it would be worth some serious money. Wish I could afford this one:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 07746&rd=1
Have a Hickok 6000 that does not work
..but have replaced all the tubes in the radios I'm keeping
. NOS tubes were getting expensive so we sort of stocked up on them about 5 years ago. Tubes in these old Zeniths were excellent and all of the tubes in my Zeniths are either original Zenith tubes or replacement NOS Zenith tubes.. Yes, they are fairly available
Carm, like I said the cabnets are beautiful in themselves..especially the late 30's wood Zeniths. Wish I had the room to have one or two Zenith conoles or boat anchors as they are called by some Canadian Cub collectors
I throw worn out tubes in the trash ..Why?
Saw a 25 tube Zenith Stratosphere console with an amplifier that would fill up a movie house go off on Ebay a couple weeks back for 50,000 US dollars
I am leaning more about ac circuits from a good friend that stops by the house and lets me watch as he explains what he's doing. I have a lot more to learn too Rudi.
I can solder with a broken arm