Zephyr Model 1 Midget Plastic Radio (pink)

You can never be too thin or have too many pink radios!

This midget model is about as small as tube radios ever got: only about six inches wide.

Cheap radios of this type were sold in vast numbers during the late 1950s and 1960s. Some, like my Graymark, were sold as kits by mail order.

Inside is a conventional five-tube radio, with 12BE6, 12BD6, 12AV6, 50C5, and 35W4 tubes. Whereas many radio labels simply give the tube numbers, this one affords a complete hand-drawn circuit diagram and a listing of values for every component.

This set has gotten very little use, and looks virtually new. The brown power/volume knob is probably a replacement. I have a very similar aqua Zephyr midget whose knobs are both white.

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