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 Post subject: Zenith 6S254 restoration
PostPosted: Nov Fri 15, 2019 12:44 am 
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Client brought in his grandmother's Zenith for a restore. The bottom half of the cabinet and up to the mid point of the speaker appeared to have been in water for a spell. The lover half of the cabinet had to be glued including the speaker board and the half the speaker cone needed gluing at the outer edge. A new tuning belt, lamps, two tube shields and three glass tubes, also grill cloth from Kenny Richmond and one knob and rubber mounts from blacksmith. I have an original ad featuring the radio at a price of $79.95 on the east coast. I made a copy of the ad featuring client's radio to go with the restoration. Very nice sound from basically a five tube set.


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith 6S254 restoration
PostPosted: Nov Fri 15, 2019 12:55 am 
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Looks great Larry!

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 Post subject: Re: Zenith 6S254 restoration
PostPosted: Nov Fri 15, 2019 1:38 am 
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Oh my, another flooded basement victim...
Glad you were able to save it! Looks as if the mice didn't damage too much this time.
Great work! :D

btw, that ad is amazing! is there a date on it?

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 Post subject: Re: Zenith 6S254 restoration
PostPosted: Nov Fri 15, 2019 2:10 am 
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The flip side of the ad reads New 1938 Zenith Radio The Perfect Christmas Gift. I found a box of them folded up in the attic of an old house in Henderson, NC about 30 years ago. Sold or given all away except the two I kept and framed.

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 Post subject: Re: Zenith 6S254 restoration
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They were probably printed sometime in October or November 1937.
I was curious if they had a date as when they appeared in a newspaper.

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 Post subject: Re: Zenith 6S254 restoration
PostPosted: Nov Fri 15, 2019 8:28 am 
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Looks great, Larry! Here's my 6S254, sporting LED's in the dial;


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith 6S254 restoration
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The leds certainly brighten up the dial, a nice radio.

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