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Zenith 6D512

This is a chassis only restoration of a Zenith 6D512 AM SW radio.  Lots of deteriorated insulation.  This is unfortunately common on some radio during the WWII era.  This radio was manufactured "pre April 1941".  This radio was probably sitting on a table playing music until shocking and tragic new blared out of the speaker on December 7, 1941.

Zenith 6D512 Information

The chassis for Zenith Serial# U-191028 is: 6A16 . This is a 6 tube chassis manufactured for the model year(s) 1941. This is a 110 Volt A-C/D-C Set. This chassis was used in the following model(s):

6D512 6D539

The above information provided by: The oracle


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Speaker dry and brittle. 

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Dim Bulb testing received stations on BC and some noise on SW (no antenna).  

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Typical brittle wire to be replaced.

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I like the blue dial scale.

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It should be less expensive to send this speaker for re-coning as compared to me  fabricating a mount accommodating a modern speaker.  I have an estimate coming. 

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Speaker removed for shipping to re-coner.

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The re-coned speaker

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The rewiring begins....

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This is one of two IF transformers.  

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New wires and new resistor.

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You cant hear it but it sounds good!

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Metal tube on right Converter is a bit weak.  The radio works fine but a strong converter may increase sensistivity.

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Open strap to connect an Antenna to one screw and a ground to the other.  Swap for best reception. 

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New stuff.  

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Old stuff.




http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/zenith_6d512w_ch6a16.html   Comes in two colors.  Brown and white.  

http://jmpalm.home.mindspring.com/Inventory.htm  a vendor that makes replacement dial scale covers.  


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