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    Posted 8 months ago

    kidwhitney
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    Zenith Tube Radio - appears to be from 1936 with 9 tubes. The 9-S-30, initially listed at $85 was Zenith’s top-of-the-line table set for the season and was one of 15 new ac-powered receivers in the line up. This one has a traditional walnut finish.

    It works to the degree that it buzzes/hums and the tunes light up, but no audible connection to any frequency. If you know anything about this machine, let me know! I’d love to fully restore. Thx!

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    1. Skipuppy Skipuppy, 8 months ago
      Nice find kid. Where the red wire comes off the back appears to be the antenna connection, if you attach some light wires to each screw you may draw some sort of signal. Try speaker wire, if you have it.
    2. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 8 months ago
      If you were actually successful at 'plugging it in and turning it on' enough to see the tubes light up (if nothing beyond buzz/hum ever happened) without anything else otherwise going *bang/poof* in a burst of nasty smelling smoke/sparks in the meantime -- you're lucky already.
      :-) :-)

      I'm not the one to direct you to specific places to properly get it restored, though it shouldn't take a whole lotta googling to come up with other people/forums/etc that can do so.

      Good luck -- it IS a beautiful old radio!! :-) :-) :-)

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