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Online LarryInMichigan

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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #45 on: April 15, 2015, 11:36:32 AM »
BTW, from what i have been able to find online about these, this is probably the very first model that Zenith introduced.  I paid $10 for it in a shop (near Dennis Markham's house) last week in non-working condition, replaced a few capacitors, and it now works.

Speaking of "owl" radios, I am currently working on a Zenith K412-W, which I bought a few hours prior to the Royal "500".


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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #46 on: April 15, 2015, 04:51:05 PM »
Larry...you shouldn't be traveling in those neighborhoods!!   ::)...Doug
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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #47 on: April 15, 2015, 05:55:17 PM »
Here is another "owl".  Zenith K412-W (c. 1953)

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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #48 on: April 30, 2015, 09:04:46 AM »
Zenith 7H822WZ (c.1949).  It is the same model as the 7H822Z (thread link) but in an ivory plaskon cabinet instead of brown bakelite.


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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #49 on: May 03, 2015, 05:19:36 PM »
I just cannot stop myself!  Admiral 5R11-N (c.1949)

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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #50 on: May 03, 2015, 05:48:59 PM »
You must be living in an area where these are more common. All I ever see are wood and Made in China Crosley repros. Can't remember the last time I saw a Bakelite or variant of Bakelite radio. But, that's one way to solve a budding radioitis problem, I guess.

BTW, nice radios, very nice radios indeed!
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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #51 on: May 04, 2015, 11:05:53 AM »
Zenith G-510Y (c.1950)

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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #52 on: May 04, 2015, 03:24:05 PM »
Very nice. Is that a cloth or metallic grill cloth?
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« Reply #53 on: May 04, 2015, 03:53:36 PM »
The front grill is metal.  It was apparently originally painted gold but was rather discolored, so I gave it a couple of quick coats with gold spray paint.  Behind the metal is some sort of cloth or felt.

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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #54 on: May 04, 2015, 08:24:18 PM »
Beautiful radios, Larry!

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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #56 on: May 04, 2015, 10:58:18 PM »
The front grill is metal.  It was apparently originally painted gold but was rather discolored, so I gave it a couple of quick coats with gold spray paint.  Behind the metal is some sort of cloth or felt.

Larry

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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #57 on: May 05, 2015, 03:37:16 PM »
It's nice to see that Zenith Ivory AM-FM.  My uncle had one just like it.  Sometimes I would stay over with my cousin and we would listen for school snow closings on it.  It burned in a house fire in 1981.  You don't see the Ivory ones very often.
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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #58 on: May 05, 2015, 03:43:07 PM »
It's nice to see that Zenith Ivory AM-FM.  My uncle had one just like it.  Sometimes I would stay over with my cousin and we would listen for school snow closings on it.  It burned in a house fire in 1981.  You don't see the Ivory ones very often.

I am sorry about your uncle's radio.  If I hear that your school is closed on mine, I will let you know :).

This model and other very similar looking ones are quite common in brown bakelite (just ask Dennis), but they seem to be quite rare in plaskon.  These radios perform quite well, and they usually get good prices on ebay.  I think that my two were very good deals.

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« Reply #59 on: May 05, 2015, 03:59:08 PM »
The old school is a combination old folks apartment house and town museum.  The kids can't believe I went to a place that old.  :D
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