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 Post subject: New to antique radios
PostPosted: Sep Sun 12, 2021 6:31 pm 
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Hello. I just inherited a Zenith chasis model 5808 with a receiver number S505846. I am looking for information regarding the operation and an electrical schematic. It has a pivoting box below i'm guessing is some type of antenna. Any history on this model would also be interesting. Thank you!!!


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 Post subject: Re: New to antique radios
PostPosted: Sep Sun 12, 2021 7:57 pm 
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It appears you have a 1940 Zenith model 8S463 console radio. Here's some good info on it:

http://www.tuberadioland.com/zenith8-S-463_main.html

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 Post subject: Re: New to antique radios
PostPosted: Sep Mon 13, 2021 12:01 am 
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You may want to look at the Zenith Oracle site:
http://www.oldradios.com/reference/zenith.htm


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 Post subject: Re: New to antique radios
PostPosted: Sep Mon 13, 2021 2:44 pm 
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Nice iconic radio to have. Hopefully the tuning dial belt is still good because replacing it is a multi step mechanical procedure that's not easy to do for many first timers.

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 Post subject: Re: New to antique radios
PostPosted: Sep Mon 13, 2021 4:06 pm 
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Hi and welcome to the antique radio hobby.

The Zenith 8S463 is a popular radio that lots of people like.

Here are 3 websites where you can find the schematic for it:

http://www.nostalgiaair.org/Resources/455/M0025455.htm
https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/zenith_8s463_8_s_463_ch5808.html
https://worldradiohistory.com/Archive-Rider/41/Rider-1941-VWXYZ.pdf

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 Post subject: Re: New to antique radios
PostPosted: Sep Fri 17, 2021 1:32 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: New to antique radios
PostPosted: Sep Sat 18, 2021 3:30 pm 
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Welcome to the forum Michael. As you've already found out, there are many experienced radiomen here who are glad to help you with your restoration. Good luck!

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