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 Post subject: Re: Rarest Transistor radios you own
PostPosted: Sep Mon 06, 2021 2:34 pm 
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Zephyr Model 77, found in a pawn shop in Cedar City, Utah a few years ago. I don't know how rare it really is, but I don't think I've ever seen another like. It may be one of those radios sold under various house brands.

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 Post subject: Re: Rarest Transistor radios you own
PostPosted: Sep Mon 06, 2021 7:55 pm 
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That's one slick looking set, Ed! I looked in Bunis, Lane, Smith, and "Made In Japan" and couldn't find a listing for it. Sorta looks like a copy of a Zenith lunchbox set.

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 Post subject: Re: Rarest Transistor radios you own
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Hi! Thatā€™s what I thought, too. It reminds me of the Zenith 700. Build quality is very good.

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 Post subject: Re: Rarest Transistor radios you own
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It took a few years to find an Emerson 999 All Transistor radio. But then, a couple more showed up for sale on eBay for a price that I couldn't pass up. You only need to remove the tuning dial and 2 screws to pull the chassis from the case. Although the Emerson 999 only has 4 transistors, it works quite well, although I had to replace 2 electrolytic capacitors in one of the radios in order to get it to work.


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 Post subject: Re: Rarest Transistor radios you own
PostPosted: Sep Tue 07, 2021 1:36 am 
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That's a nice collection of a relatively rare model, congrats!

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