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The Radio, Restored and Repaired

Just over a month ago I took the radio to Antique Radio of Iowa to get my 1939 Zenith radio restored and repaired. I just picked it up last night and they did a great job of polishing the chassis, replacing the burnt-out tubes, swapping out the old paper capacitors with modern ones, adding a fuse, fixing the dial, polishing the glass, and other little details. The radio plays very well now. I just need to get an AM transmitter to broadcast my old shows to it from my computer. Below are before and after pics.

Total spent today: $346.20


2 Comments to “The Radio, Restored and Repaired”

  1. Does the AM transmitter have to be vintage, too?
    I’ve seen some pretty decent (modern) ones on eBay in the $50-100 range.

    • No, it doesn’t because it won’t be in the room. Yeah, I’ve seen some too, but I can’t afford it at the moment.

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