-With A Slight
ZENITH Radio Bias
will be liquidating most non-Zenith radios on this site. Why?
I will be focusing onZeniths, naturally! If you are
interested, email me before they hit ebay. There are a few Zeniths (duplicates) for sale in the FOR SALE section.
click here to inquire about a
The long-awaited New Zenith
books are here! These new volumes were
worth the wait and are essential for all antique radio
Zenith Radio, The Glory Years, 1936-
1945: Illustrated catalog and
Zenith Radio, The Glory Years, 1936-
1945: History and Products
Click here to buy from publisher
Note: oldradiozone.com has no financial
interest in these books.
(July 31, 2003):
A beautiful hard-to-find 1939 6-D-326 "children's radio."
(May 11, 2003):
I know, I've been slacking. Due to time limitations, I haven't been
able to get all of my new pieces on the site until now. Here
are 10 new additions: a magnificent 827 table model, a hard to find Zenith model 970
"white dial" console from 1935, Zenith 5-S-126 cube, 6-D-219 table
set, 7-S-261 (bookshelf console). This recent find and
supposed 7-tube model, has an original factory installed 9-tube
chassis and a 9-S-264 model sticker under the shelf! Another
Zenith oddity!, superb 9-S-54 and 9-S-55 consoles from the 1936
model year, a magnificent, hard-to-find 8-S-129 tombstone, a mint
original 9-S-367 and 15-S-373 top-of-the line 1939 console.
GOT A ZENITH YOU WANT TO
I am currently looking to fill in the holes in my collection. If
you have any 1934-1940 Zenith consoles or table sets for sale please
drop me a line at
TOP DOLLAR PAID,
Zenith model 811 deco
tombstone from 1935
model year. It looks the same as the model 812 pictured below.
(this photo and all photos on this site are the sole property of
ZENITH STRATOSPHERE OWNERS: How
many 25-tube and 16-tube Zenith Stratospheres have survived?
There is a current database of 39 known 25-tube model 1000Z's and no
list of 16-tube Strats. If you have any of the
Stratospheres in your collection or know somebody who does, please
email me at email@example.com.
All information will be kept strictly confidential.
Radio Retailing magazines from 1930-1942, Zenith Model 811 (same cabinet as 812 in Zenith
section), Zenith 900 and 1100 series sets from 1935, any Zenith
brochures, operation manuals or other Zenith ephemera, E.H. Scott
Philharmonic in Warrington cabinet. Also, see WANTED!
Section. Got it for sale? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. ANTIQUE
to OldRadioZone.com! This is my
antique radio collection. I started collecting old
radios in 1983, but
most of my acquisitions have occurred since 1997. As
you navigate this site, you will notice a few things:
My collection primarily
consists of wood consoles (some refer to these as floor
model or upright radios), cathedrals and tombstones, all
Zenith antique radios dominate
my collection. View a large ensemble of Zenith radios, from small 5 tube table
the entire line-up of 1938 'Robot Dial' consoles, and my crown
jewels - all three, extremely rare, Zenith Stratosphere models.
model year of each radio will be indicated instead of the
actual year of manufacture. For instance, the 1935
Zeniths were introduced in mid-1934.
- All radios pictured are
from my collection and recently photographed. No photo
has been enhanced or doctored to reflect a better
quality example. What you see is what you get.
- Click on the thumbnail
photo of a particular radio for a larger picture.
Some radios have multiple variations.
- Remember to scroll down to
read descriptions for each radio!
- New radios and other items
will be added on a regular basis. So, come back
This is NOT a
commercial site. I am not a dealer - just an avid old radio collector.
I have always been fascinated by the mystique of 1930's
radios. Whenever I look at one of my radios the same
questions always run through my mind. Who was the
original owner? Where did they live? What was
their occupation? What fascinating, world changing historical
events were heard on this radio? Is the original owner
still alive today? If time travel ever becomes a
reality--my first excursions? The Zenith Radio factory
in Chicago 1934-1938!
I created this website to serve
as an internet resource for a select group of antique radios.
For the most part nothing is for sale,
unless Bill Gates comes along and offers me $1 million for
the entire collection! However, from time to time, I
may offer a few items for sale due to duplication or
space limitations in my house. Just click the
button on the main page to see if any radios are currently
being offered. I am always buying specific radios,
memorabilia, brochures, advertisements, parts, tubes and
wooden Z-knobs to add to my collection. Please click
button for items that I am currently searching for. If you
have a better example of a radio shown here, write me if it
is for sale! I welcome e-mail
from other collectors, but Due to the high volume of e-mail received, I
can not answer all inquiries. I am not an expert on
all antique radios, but I have a good grasp of
Zenith's Golden Years. Thanks for visiting
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