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Zenith 6-D-413 (1940)


Zenith 6-D-413 (1940)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
This pre-War Zenith model is a very hard to find classic Art Deco radio, with a turbine design. This radio is part of Zenith history, as according to legend, it was one of the only sets Zenith ever recalled. First, the radio is working and playing well, has a new cord, and is picking up all my local AM stations. And second, the case is in excellent undamaged condition, with no cosmetic issues. The legend, according to John Bryant's Zenith anthology, "The Glory Years," is that the company became interested in the possibility of using Bakelite in molding radio chassis as well as the cases. A decision was made somewhere to use an inverted chassis, and problems soon abounded from owners & technicians, due to the fragility of the Bakelite. An attempt was made to recall all sold and unsold radios, and legend has it that Zenith destroyed many of these 1940 sets. Hence, they are a hard radio to find, especially in undamaged and working condition. True or not, it's a great story to accompany this one-of-a-kind set! If this Zenith was good enough for Clark Gable, it's good enough for you! About 11"W x 6"H x 5"D.
Zenith 6-D-413 (1940)
THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
This pre-War Zenith model is a very hard to find classic Art Deco radio, with a turbine design. This radio is part of Zenith history, as according to legend, it was one of the only sets Zenith ever recalled. First, the radio is working and playing well, has a new cord, and is picking up all my local AM stations. And second, the case is in excellent undamaged condition, with no cosmetic issues. The legend, according to John Bryant's Zenith anthology, "The Glory Years," is that the company became interested in the possibility of using Bakelite in molding radio chassis as well as the cases. A decision was made somewhere to use an inverted chassis, and problems soon abounded from owners & technicians, due to the fragility of the Bakelite. An attempt was made to recall all sold and unsold radios, and legend has it that Zenith destroyed many of these 1940 sets. Hence, they are a hard radio to find, especially in undamaged and working condition. True or not, it's a great story to accompany this one-of-a-kind set! If this Zenith was good enough for Clark Gable, it's good enough for you! About 11"W x 6"H x 5"D.
Sold by David Spivey on March 12, 2021
Listed price on date of sale - $224.00
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