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1942 Zenith Rotor Wave Console Radio

 
 
This Zenith console has an 8-tube superhetrodyne circuit (including rectifier and two double purpose tubes yielding 10 tube operation). It has 64 tonalities to choose from, built-in shortwave aerial, electric-automatic tuning, a 3-gang condenser and Outer Circle RF,and is equipped with a rotorwave antenna.  The cabinet is 40 inches high. Leo repaired many radios similar to this in the 60s and 70s.

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Rotorwave feature

 
 
 
The Rotorwave (U.S. Pat No. 2164251) is essentially a box with tightly wound copper wire.  Moving it manually, the operator could adjust the radio's signal strength.  The extra large 14" concert grand speaker gives this radio a deep resonant sound.



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