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 Post subject: Zenith plant A?
PostPosted: Aug Sat 12, 2017 6:57 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Zenith plant A?
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Doesn't look "Zenithy" to me---and I don't that Zenith and Plant A have anything in common.

Note the "cutout" for a power transformer.....suggesting a chassis that came in 2 versions. I researched such a thing maybe 2 years ago, but those neurons are long gone.

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Zenith plant A: Where the name goes on before the quality goes in.

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I'm pretty sure that decal says "Zephyr".

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 Post subject: Re: Zenith plant A?
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There was a Zephyr branded radio for a few years in the late 30's to about 1941. The name Zephyr was applied to a specific style of Zenith radio cabinet for the 1939 issues but they were not related.

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5Y4GT wrote:
Zenith plant A: Where the name goes on before the quality goes in.

Dude, you're cracking me up! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith plant A?
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Here's another example from Zenith Plant A:


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith plant A?
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That looks like one I was shipped about a year ago, lol...

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 Post subject: Re: Zenith plant A?
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I don't see where he presents it as a Zenith. In fact, he mentions radio corporation of America.


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I said that Kestas. He shows a picture of the decal and it looked like Zenith..
Someone here said it could be Zephyr too.

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 Post subject: Re: Zenith plant A?
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It looks very much like a Zephyr 25X7 but with a minor variation to the grill. Same dial, same knobs and eyetube, dial and knobs are in the same locations. It may be under a different model number since it's in a different cabinet.

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Actually this has been very helpful to me.

Not because that thing is a Zenith, but because I have a very similar looking " Plant A unknown" console branded OTASCO ( Oklahoma Tire and Supply Company) . Until now I'd not seen anything that looked like it, but it has the same distinctive dial design. Now I can Investigate Zephers


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I had a similar style Plant A radio like that years ago that turned out looking very nice. Never could find out much about it though.


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith plant A?
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5Y4GT wrote:
Here's another example from Zenith Plant A:


Just needs a tube! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith plant A?
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Here's the link to where I found the pic: https://sparcradio.ca/the-philco-wreck/

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I think I've seen that one branded as "Clinton" as well.

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