#2407
cvrs
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Can’t you just see grandma at the beach in the 50’s with that thing ? It has palm trees on the dial cloth , I see some references if I google the model number.
I once bought several zenith radios, models before the transocianic, that have similarily styled cases. one has a plaid stag covering,
Gerry had a nice example of a similar set at the last radio club meeting in Burnaby.

The schematic is on nostalgiaair
https://www.nostalgiaair.org/PagesByMode … 000138.pdf

referring to that , it shows C14a C14b and c14c, these are the electrolytic capacitors. if you can’t find a replacement with all three in the same can, you could probably replace them with three capacitors, hidden under the chassis.

Maybe others can confirm,but It might be a hot chassis set, the electrical standards weren’t what they are today and you might be able to get a good shock by touching the chassis when plugged in so be careful about that.

this should be a good read about replacing capacitors
https://antiqueradio.org/recap.htm

There is a good article on the CVRS website entitled "what’s my old radio worth"
https://canadianvintageradio.com/samplemagazine.htm

I don’t think you’ll be able to retire early, but it is definitely a neat collectable radio that gives a real sense of the era. The fact hat it still works means the troubleshooting is done but I’d change the electrolytic capacitors , otherwise you’ll probably find that the volume goes up and down until it fizzles out and you could likely hear a loud bang followed by a cloud of smoke coming out from it as the capacitors are likely leaky ( shorted)

Phil