Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; 1 edition (October 28, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.9 x 11.3 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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This is the most comprehensive book that has ever been written on the subject of the early Zenith Battery Sets. There are hundreds of great color photos and detailed schematics that show how these radios work. There are also descriptions of how to make many of the impossible-to-get parts like the dial drive pulleys and the connectors that are used for the batteries. It also shows how to make original-looking substitute batteries. This is the first book that has been published that shows in great detail how the Zenith Super Portable radios were laid out, how they work, and how they can be restored. This includes information on how to make original-looking replicas of the original horn speakers used in those early portable radios. If you are a Zenith collector or just interested in how these sets were made and how they work, this is the perfect book for you.
As a collector of old radios this book had great pictures and diagrams but lacked some of the other battery operated sets of the 1930's, such as the farm radios cathedral style which were also battery operated because electricity didn't reach out the far yet.
Excellent book with outstanding photos. Book was heavy with many color photos. This is a must have book for those who either have or are interested in the early Zenith radios.
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