Zenith Model 6-S-27, 1936.  This is the 6-tube AC version as the  S notation suggests. It was also available as model 6-V-27, a 6 volt farm set with a synchronous vibrator. This was the first year of the big black dial or Magnavision as Zenith called it--on affordable sets (the 1000Z Stratosphere did debut in 1935 model line-up with a massive black dial, but it was priced at $750.00).  One of my favorite tombstone radios with a recessed concave speaker grille, made from Australian Laurelwood and butt walnut, the 6-S-27 tunes 5 wave bands on 3 simplified dial ranges. Original list price: $59.95.

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