The large art-deco model 288 tombstone radio was one of Zenith's first all-wave receivers. The model shown features the 8-tube 2056 chassis, having 5 frequency bands, a three-gang tuning condenser, an RF stage, 2 IF stages, phono input and a total of 6 control knobs! We challenge anyone to name a single demonstrable. Improvement in radio not found in the 1933 Zenith line. And we further challenge anyone to name another radio.
Line which contains all the improvements found in the new. Cones and Bryant, in their book "Zenith Radio - The Early Years 1919 - 1935" state that the styling of this and similar contemporary cabinets by Zenith marked "the first incursion of modern industrial design into the Zenith line". The tube line-up is 58 (RF amp), 58 (mixer), 56 (LO), 58 (1st IF), 58 (2nd IF), 2A6 (detector/AVC/1st AF), 59 (power amp) & 80 rectifier. The 6 knobs perform the functions of, from left to right, tone control, volume/on/off, tuning (upper center), sensitivity/phono-jack-switch (lower center), band switch & short wave antenna trimmer. The Radio offered for sale in this listing is in good overall condition for its age.
It appears to have been restored at one time, if not it is in excellent original condition. There are only minor scratches from use over the years.
The black area may have been touched up over the years. The radio has been tested and inspected by our technicians and functions well as shown. This radio is in excellent condition and would make a great addition to any collection.Please view all photos and the video carefully before purchasing. We attempt to be fair and honest in our descriptions but we may miss something. Radio Lab Instruments Message and Feedback Policy. Radio Lab instruments LLC works hard to provide a quality product at affordable prices.
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If you receive a radio which has an issue, please message us before leaving feedback. We are more than happy to work with you to find a solution. We are happy to work with you! The item "Zenith Tombstone Radio Model 288" is in sale since Friday, February 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Radios\Tube Radios\1930-49".
The seller is "radiolabinst" and is located in Ypsilanti, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Bahamas, Uruguay.