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Reserved for Jesse - Vintage Art Deco Zenith Tube Radio/Record Player From The 40's - Works

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This is a very cool looking vintage art deco Zenith tube radio/record player for parts and/or restoration. The model number is: 6R886G0. This unit does not work due to the power cord being frayed and cut. I haven't tried to splice a cord to the existing one because it is frayed so much. The whole cord will have to be replaced. Other than that, the unit is in very good condition showing the ususal wear for a 70+ year old vintage radio. The cabinet is a blonde color and has some wear marks on the outside. inside on the bottom of the unit, the date was stamped. I believe it is marked March 30, 1941, or 1948. The last number will have to be looked at closer. I don't know if the bottom of the unit is missing, or if it ever had one. The radio is a long distance AM and the tuning dial works very well. It also has all the knobs present and I believe all the plastic parts on this unit are bakelite. The record player in this unit has some unique features to it. First, it is a chain drive and looks to have all the original parts. Second, the tonearm is called the "Cobra" and is shaped like a snake with 2 painted eyes at the head. The power switch on the unit allows you to play this in automatic or manual modes. The pressure arm that rests on the record has 2 size settings, 12 inch or 10 inch. I have never seen an arm like this one. The whole unit looks good and it seems like all the parts are still there. If you're good at fixing these vintage electronic items, then this would make a nice restoration project. Shipping will be high due to the size and weight of the unit and also reflects shipping to the west coast. I will not ship this overseas so please do not ask for a shipping quote. The unit is too heavy and the shipping cost would be outrageous. Thanks for looking.

Update 6/26

We rigged up a power cord to the old frazzled cord and got this to work. We found out the record player works, but it only has one speed, 78 rpm. We put a regular 33 1/3 rpm album on the record player and it spun at the 78 speed. We heard sound through the speaker. It sounded just like the chipmunks because of the speed. We then tried the am radio and were able to hear a local am station pretty clear and the volume was very good. We then checked the tubes underneath and could see them all lit nice. This is definitely a nice collectible, but the cord will still have to be replaced. We will leave the cord (we spliced) the way it is and the new owner will have to replace it, or take a chance and leave it the way it is.

Reserved for Jesse - Vintage Art Deco Zenith Tube Radio/Record Player From The 40's - Works


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
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