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Zenith 12-S-265 "Robot Dial" Console (1938)


Zenith 12-S-265 "Robot Dial" Console (1938)
SALE!  This classic console was part of the 1938 Zenith lineup that featured many other radios that used the unique "Robot" dial, commonly called a shutterdial. The 12-S-265 is probably the most sought after 1938 model. It has motorized tuning, Local/Distance & tone selectors, adjustable bass speaker baffle, tuning eye, and the band selection shutterdial. The (beautifully refinished with semi-gloss lacquer) cabinet is stunning with walnut veneers and quilted maple inlays. Shutters are excellent with no corrosion or paint loss. The chassis is in excellent condition and with twelve tubes, it receives the Broadcast band (550 to 1700 KC) and Short Wave in two bands from 1.7 to 18 MC. It has had a complete electronics tuneup with all new capacitors; tubes and resistors checked and replaced as needed. Grille cloth is a correct repro; knobs are original wood. 12 month warranty. Pickup in Central Virginia near Lynchburg, or Greyhound shipping to your local terminal for about $150. 42"H x 24"W x 16"D.  Was $2,250.00, now $2,050.00.
All my radios include an aux input cable so you can play your favorite tunes or Old Time Radio shows using CD player, computer, iPod, etc. They are installed with no damage to the chassis or cabinet. A high quality Bluetooth receiver is included for free ($25 value) so you can stream tunes from your phone, laptop, etc. This is a very popular option, and has range of about 30 feet. I will remove the cable if you don't want it.
Zenith 12-S-265 "Robot Dial" Console (1938)
SALE!  This classic console was part of the 1938 Zenith lineup that featured many other radios that used the unique "Robot" dial, commonly called a shutterdial. The 12-S-265 is probably the most sought after 1938 model. It has motorized tuning, Local/Distance & tone selectors, adjustable bass speaker baffle, tuning eye, and the band selection shutterdial. The (beautifully refinished with semi-gloss lacquer) cabinet is stunning with walnut veneers and quilted maple inlays. Shutters are excellent with no corrosion or paint loss. The chassis is in excellent condition and with twelve tubes, it receives the Broadcast band (550 to 1700 KC) and Short Wave in two bands from 1.7 to 18 MC. It has had a complete electronics tuneup with all new capacitors; tubes and resistors checked and replaced as needed. Grille cloth is a correct repro; knobs are original wood. 12 month warranty. Pickup in Central Virginia near Lynchburg, or Greyhound shipping to your local terminal for about $150. 42"H x 24"W x 16"D.  Was $2,250.00, now $2,050.00.
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