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Zenith 12-S-266 "Robot Dial" (1938)

Zenith 12-S-266 "Robot Dial" (1938)
Sold by Phil Bartells on October 26, 2019
Listed price on date of sale - $2,095.00
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-266 is a very sought after 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 smooth with walnut veneers and maple inlays. Shutters are excellent with no corrosion or paint loss. The chassis is in excellent condition and with 12 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 and knobs are original wood. 12 month warranty. Pickup in Central Virginia near Lynchburg, or Greyhound shipping to your local terminal for about $150. 43"H x 29"W x 15"D.
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