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Zenith 6-D-413 (1940)


Zenith 6-D-413 (1940)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
This pre-War 1940 Zenith model is a very hard to find classic Art Deco radio, with a one-of-a-kind design. This radio is part of Zenith history, as according to legend, it was the only set Zenith ever tried to recall. The case is in excellent undamaged condition, with no chips or cracks. And the radio is playing clearly, picking up all my AM stations. This 6-D-413 is the higher end pushbutton model. The legend of this radio, according to John Bryant's Zenith anthology "The Glory Years," is that the company's founder, Commander McDonald, became interested in the possibility of using Bakelite in molding radio chassis as well as the cases. The fragility of the Bakelite cases and chasses, along with tube heat, had owners and technicians complaining. So an attempt was made to recall all sold and unsold radios, and legend has it that Zenith destroyed many of these 1940 sets. True or untrue, it sure makes a great story! They are a fairly difficult radio to find, especially undamaged and working. You are buying a part of the history of Zenith when you buy this radio. About 11"W x 6"H x 5"D.
Zenith 6-D-413 (1940)
THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
This pre-War 1940 Zenith model is a very hard to find classic Art Deco radio, with a one-of-a-kind design. This radio is part of Zenith history, as according to legend, it was the only set Zenith ever tried to recall. The case is in excellent undamaged condition, with no chips or cracks. And the radio is playing clearly, picking up all my AM stations. This 6-D-413 is the higher end pushbutton model. The legend of this radio, according to John Bryant's Zenith anthology "The Glory Years," is that the company's founder, Commander McDonald, became interested in the possibility of using Bakelite in molding radio chassis as well as the cases. The fragility of the Bakelite cases and chasses, along with tube heat, had owners and technicians complaining. So an attempt was made to recall all sold and unsold radios, and legend has it that Zenith destroyed many of these 1940 sets. True or untrue, it sure makes a great story! They are a fairly difficult radio to find, especially undamaged and working. You are buying a part of the history of Zenith when you buy this radio. About 11"W x 6"H x 5"D.
Sold by David Spivey on December 29, 2020
Listed price on date of sale - $219.00
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