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Posted 8 years ago

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This item was discovered at the Maisio Estate Auction in July 2006. Will be editing pivtures and adding more details soon.


  1. john ippolito, 7 years ago
    my radio is at least 60 years old. my grandmother left it to me. I remember it as a kid and always loved it. I know it is at least that old since i am 58 and always rember that radis when sat my grandmothers house. where do i find date of mfg.? it is almost id3entical to the pictures displayed. Can you help me out?
  2. jshdwhite79, 6 years ago
    John, i found this info at http://www.radioblvd.com

    The one pictured on the website looks identical, and i think my dad has one. He has 5 antique radio's, one for each of his sons.

    Model 7-S-363


    For the 1939 model year, Zenith eliminated the Robot Dial from all radios using less than nine tubes. The 7-S-363 used an edge-lighted, metal dial but did feature the cathode-ray tuning indicator so popular at the time. Introduced in 1939 was electronic push-button tuning and the Radio Organ - Zenith's tone compensation circuit activated via slide switches. Zenith claimed that 64 combinations of tonal adjustment could be achieved with the Radio Organ. The plastic used on the 1939 models was of inferior quality and most sets are missing much of their original plastic today. Performance on the smaller consoles was fine and sound quality quite good. The cabinet used mostly linear walnut veneers set at contrasting angles with a burl trim veneer on the top-front. The smaller size cabinet allowed the radio to easily fit into the decor of the day. Original selling price was a modest $69.95. Zenith also offered this cabinet in a six-tube farm set version.

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