Zenith Model 5-S-228 (5S228) Table Radio (1937/38)
Zenith's compact 5-S-228 (5S228) table radio was introduced
in June of 1937 as part of their 1937/1938 line-up. It was an
entry level model in the line, initially listed at $29.95 in reg-
ions east of the Rockies and $34.95 out West. However with-
in a couple of months the prices were increased by $3. Pri-
ces for the rest of the line were increased* at this time too.
The 5-S-228 has the 5-tube line-up:- 6A8G, 6K7G, 6Q7G,
6F6G and 5Y4G. Tuning was in two bands from 540 - 1752
kcs (standard broadcast) and 5490 - 18,400 kcs (shortwave).
The schematic may be found here, courtesy of NostalgiaAir.
Notice that for 1938 Zenith was no longer espousing compat-
ibility with metal tubes, having adopted the glass octal types,
that they had previously referred to as metaglass, for their
|..amazing fidelity of Zenith's rich tone
actually surpasses any radio yet heard.
151/2" (H) * 101/4" (W) * 91/2" (D)
ad June 1937, Pa.
ad from Jul 30th 1937, Pa
* announcement in Radio retailing, Aug 1937, p42
Oct 1937, Pa
Nov 1937, Bakersfield,
CA (Western pricing)
The "Biggest" Little set you've ever seen.