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 Post subject: Scarce '37 Zenith 10S130 tombstone $$$$
PostPosted: Jul Sat 13, 2019 11:16 pm 
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One of the grand Zenith tombstones from their Golden Era.


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 Post subject: Re: Scarce '37 Zenith 10S130 tombstone $$$$
PostPosted: Jul Mon 15, 2019 4:25 am 
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It's a beauty.

It says the cabinet has been refinished with lacquer, but man it sure doesn't look like it to me. Curious.

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 Post subject: Re: Scarce '37 Zenith 10S130 tombstone $$$$
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palegreenthumb wrote:
It's a beauty.

It says the cabinet has been refinished with lacquer, but man it sure doesn't look like it to me. Curious.

I too am not very impressed with the refinish. Very amateur. It would be worth giving it a top-quality refinish and take it up to the next level.


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 Post subject: Re: Scarce '37 Zenith 10S130 tombstone $$$$
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Looks like Howard's applied with 000 steel wool, followed by several coats of Johnson's paste wax. Ask me how I know this . . .

Should be easy to refinish the right way though. That radio would definitely be worth the effort.

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 Post subject: Re: Scarce '37 Zenith 10S130 tombstone $$$$
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This radio is an example of how it seems a majority of people who refinish radios don't really know what the original was supposed to look like. I swear 90% of the radios that I see which have been refinished are done with a satin finish. Hardly any of the sets from that period were done that way. The finishes were almost always done with a slick glossy finish to bring out the veneer.


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