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Old 05-22-2018, 03:41 PM
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New Old Radio Day: Zenith Zephyr 6S157

Picked this up in a trade that didn't cost me much at all.

From 1937, a Zenith Zephyr, Model 6S157











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Very nice!
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Old 05-22-2018, 03:49 PM
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She goes into the shop tomorrow for a thorough tune up. I only powered it up for a few seconds to see if the dial lit up.
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Unique design. I like it.
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Old 05-22-2018, 04:43 PM
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Unique design. I like it.
I do too. A simple yet elegant art deco design.

And the dial is really nice.

This model is supposedly fairly uncommon. First one I've ever seen.
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Old 05-22-2018, 07:02 PM
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Nice cabinet. I'm not impressed with the chassis. I have an 8 tube chassis with shadowmeter that would fit just fine. One of the tubes is an RF amp.
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Old 05-22-2018, 07:11 PM
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Just a 5 tuber. Not as complicated as my 18 tube Sparton, that's for sure. I think they made a 9 tube version of this radio, as well.
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Old 05-22-2018, 09:17 PM
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A beauty! I love trade deals like that.
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They made a 6 tube, eight tube with single-ended output and a 10 tube push/pull set. Both the eight and the 10 had the "bulls eye" shadowmeter.
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What's the "split second" dial scale for?
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What's the "split second" dial scale for?
There are two pointers on the dial. One pointer moves much slower than the other. Like a fine tuning scale or something. I'm not sure.
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You are correct, sir.
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Old 05-23-2018, 03:10 PM
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I just dropped it off with my "antique radio guy". I should have it back in a week or so, all spec'd up and out, and ready to play.
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Old 05-23-2018, 11:42 PM
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You WILL need either a long wire outside antenna or an amplified indoor antenna. My 7S363 is essentially the same as your Zephyr. It just has an "tuning eye" tube,
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There are two pointers on the dial. One pointer moves much slower than the other. Like a fine tuning scale or something. I'm not sure.
I think you are right. the one Zenith I have with one I dont use it because I have to turn that knob a little before it starts moving the dial, then it does the same thing if I go the other direction. Maybe somethings worn out or I missed something, It doesnt matter anymore and I didnt need it anyway.

Its hard to beat a black dial Zenith for looks.
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