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Majestic 161 (1933)
Majestic 161 (1933)
Grigsby-Grunow Company started manufacturing radios in 1928 in Chicago. In 1933, they introduced the "Smart Sets." The Majestic 161 was not in any of the advertising for the "Smart Sets." The only mention of the 161 was later in an ad for Gambles, who had bought the remaining inventory after the bankruptcy. We guess that it was available at the end of 1933, thus making it it possibly the last "Smart Set" model manufactured. The radio cabinets were designed by the Chicago company Rosenow, who also designed the 800 series Zenith chrome front radios. The Majestic 161 is a six-tube, AM only receiver. We replaced all of the capacitors with new equivalents. We checked all of the resistors and tubes and replaced where needed. A safety fuse, audio cable and antenna lead were installed. Gary did a fantastic job stripping and refinishing this rare radio, and the "piano" lacquer finish is gorgeous!. Two of the knobs were missing, and Mark Palmquist made a perfect pair for me. The chrome grille was replated and is perfect. You seldom see this model, and never in this pristine condition. Here's a chance to own one of the rarest Majestic chrome front radios! 18"H x 14"W x 9"D.  $1,995.00. (1600428)
Majestic 161 (1933)
Grigsby-Grunow Company started manufacturing radios in 1928 in Chicago. In 1933, they introduced the "Smart Sets." The Majestic 161 was not in any of the advertising for the "Smart Sets." The only mention of the 161 was later in an ad for Gambles, who had bought the remaining inventory after the bankruptcy. We guess that it was available at the end of 1933, thus making it it possibly the last "Smart Set" model manufactured. The radio cabinets were designed by the Chicago company Rosenow, who also designed the 800 series Zenith chrome front radios. The Majestic 161 is a six-tube, AM only receiver. We replaced all of the capacitors with new equivalents. We checked all of the resistors and tubes and replaced where needed. A safety fuse, audio cable and antenna lead were installed. Gary did a fantastic job stripping and refinishing this rare radio, and the "piano" lacquer finish is gorgeous!. Two of the knobs were missing, and Mark Palmquist made a perfect pair for me. The chrome grille was replated and is perfect. You seldom see this model, and never in this pristine condition. Here's a chance to own one of the rarest Majestic chrome front radios! 18"H x 14"W x 9"D.  $1,995.00. (1600428)
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