This is a nice 1938 12 tube chassis, I THINK IT will work for the walton, console and chairside models NOT SURE THOUGH. IHAVE CLEANed THE FACE AN PLUGED IT IN. MOST ALL OF THE TUBES LITE UP. I SEE A CRACK IN THE WHITe DISK ON THE LEFT DIAL ALSO IT IS MISSING ONE KNOB. The bottom knob does not turn I HAVE NOT TESTED IT.
HERE IS WHAT I FOUND ABOUT THIS RADIO. The expensive console receivers of the 1930s were the equivalent of today's Home Theater systems. They were designed as "all wave" radios to cover a braod spectrum of broadcast frequencies including the low frequency local broadcast bands and the high frequency "short wave" bands. The latter were used for international broadcasts because it is possible to attain much more distance by reflecting short waves off atmospheric layers. Many listeners took great pleasure in hearing broacasts from London, Rome, Berlin and Tokyo.
A considerable amount of fine classical music was available, and political news from world capitals was much sought out given the relatively limited coverage of newspapers. Also, the short wave bands allowed folks to listen in on police, fire, and aircraft radio traffic as well as time and weather information. The "all-wave" band system was somewhat analogous to today's cable programming.Emde's invention, the various "bands" were shown as concentric circles on a dial. The wide range of frequencies covered particularly the short wave bands cannot be indicated except in a very general way and.. And is confusing to the operator... The shutter dial offers the user a number of interchangeable dial faces that give the proper detail necessary to tune whatever band was desired.
The Emde "Shutter Dial" Patent No. The item "Zenith Radio Walton 12s 267 shutter dial tube radio chassis" is in sale since Tuesday, January 12, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Radios\Tube Radios\1930-49". The seller is "kscountrycrafter" and is located in Peterborough, New Hampshire.
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