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Find out about the chassis and possible models from as little as your serial number!

Based on tables from early Zenith Service Manuals, it may be possible to identify the chassis and possible model numbers of Zenith radios from 1936 until about 1942. In addition, we have models and chassis information dating back to 1927, and as recent as 1949! If you are trying to track down information about your set, try our database!
By Serial Number...
    On many early Zenith radios, there is a tag which is riveted on the chassis in the back of the radio. The format of this number is a single letter followed by 5 or 6 digits. For example, one might find a tag S-123456. In that case, you need to select the S in the Series box below, and then enter 123456 into the Serial Number field.
Series (First Letter)
Serial Number (up to 6 digits) - Numbers Only!

By Chassis Number...
    The early Zenith radios used chassis numbers to identify the type of radio chassis that was used in a radio. The same type of radio chassis could have been used in several different models of radios. The chassis number formats varied. If you know your chassis number, enter it in the field below without any punctuation.
First 4 characters of chassis:

By Model Number...
    The early Zenith radios used Model numbers to identify each type and style of radio that was sold. The model nubmer was usually composed of a number, a letter, and another number. The first number indicated the number of tubes. The letter indicated the type of radio, and the numbers following the letter indicated the model year and the cabinet style. If you know your Model number, enter it in the field below without any punctuation. (For example 9S262) We will then figure out what chassis was used in that model, and display the information for that chassis. This will include other models of the radio which would have the same chassis. This will help you find replacement parts if needed.
Model Number (Without '-' eg: 12S595Z)

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