This elegant Zenith 6D314 (6-D-314)
"streamliner" was the third in the series of
compact bakelite radios for 1939, introduced
during the summer of 1938. It shares a
common cab with the 4B314 6V battery set.
I have been unable to find much original
advertising showing this model, as it seems
most of the promotional material for Zenith
compacts at the time focused on the 6D311
and the beehive models, such as the 5R312.
According to Cones & Bryant in their book
"Zenith, The Glory Years 1936 - 1945" this
radio is an uncommon-to-rare find today,
consistent perhaps with the dearth of adver-
tising copy featuring it back in 1938/39.
The 6D314 (chassis 5647) is a 6-tube ac/dc
powered superheterodyne receiver covering
the standard broadcast band and featuring
Zenith's "Automatic tip-touch tuning" system.
The tube line up is:- 6A8G (mixer/LO), 6K7G
(IF), 6Q7G (2nd detector/AVC/1st AF),
25L6G (power amp), 25Z6G (rectifier) and a
Ballast tube (Zenith part #100-70).
This model is not explicitly listed in the Riders
manuals. However it uses chassis type 5647,
whose schematic can be found listed under
sets 6D312, 6D316, 6D317 and 6D337.
Zenith 6-D-314 (6D314) Bakelite Table Radio (1939)