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 Post subject: Zenith Model 10 Console
PostPosted: May Fri 20, 2022 9:53 pm 
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Here's one you don't see too often for sale in WI, a Zenith model 10:
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 8758086217

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It seems to be a console variation of the more common model 11/12:
http://www.nostalgiaair.org/PagesByMode ... 043332.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith Model 10 Console
PostPosted: May Sat 21, 2022 8:00 am 
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It sold apparently, I hope whomever bought it paid less then asking as it's not in very good shape, rust, moisture damage, and the legs were cut down. I would have figured that the pre black dial models would be of less interest, but they are not my thing. Maybe brand Z sets from that era have more of a following then other brands that they would overlook it, they would not with most other makes?
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 Post subject: Re: Zenith Model 10 Console
PostPosted: May Sat 21, 2022 9:31 am 
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Never seen that model before


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith Model 10 Console
PostPosted: May Sat 21, 2022 3:08 pm 
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Sorry.... that thing is fugly looking. I've never liked that molded stuff. It looks like dog crap.


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith Model 10 Console
PostPosted: May Sat 21, 2022 7:32 pm 
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Looks more like an old cast iron stove to me. Definitely not one of Zenith's better cabinet designs. It's almost as if they were trying to compete, head on, with Stromberg Carlson, Crosley, or Fada in who can make the gaudiest looking radio.

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 Post subject: Re: Zenith Model 10 Console
PostPosted: May Sat 21, 2022 11:47 pm 
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This was one of the three 1931/32 "Super Eight" series models.
Model 10, 11, and 12

I'm not sure why Zenith made them. Possibly a lower cost series of consoles?
What is odd is the 80 series Hypermetron chassis is very similar, but with an added RF section and added audio amplification.

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 Post subject: Re: Zenith Model 10 Console
PostPosted: May Sun 22, 2022 4:13 pm 
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bobwilson1977 wrote:
Sorry.... that thing is fugly looking. I've never liked that molded stuff.

I'm the opposite. I think it looks super cool with all that over-the-top intricacy. I want to know how that was designed and put into production. I guess it was actually sculpted originally.

That's the best part of this hobby, the range of styles represented and the varying interests of we who collect them. It takes all types.

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 Post subject: Re: Zenith Model 10 Console
PostPosted: May Sun 22, 2022 4:24 pm 
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I'm with you Rodney!
I would love to find one, but alas, it hasn't happened.

Mark (reno219) had one which also had its legs cut down. There was a note that Zenith did this at the factory as a decision was made to shorten the radio.

I saw one once at ARCI Radiofest one year in Elgin Illinois, but I was out of room in my car by the time I saw it.

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