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 Post subject: Is this really the "Original" plug???
PostPosted: Feb Sun 17, 2019 12:04 am 
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How does anyone know if this is the original plug for a 1936 Zenith? Is it at all possible that sometime in the last 80 years the plug or power cord and plug could have been replaced? Is there an original picture showing that this is the original plug?? So how can you justify asking $79 for a plug that could possibly "not" be original... I have a Zenith 12U159 and mine did not have this plug because somewhere along the way the power cord had to have been replaced... Just cause you pulled it from an 80 year old radio does not make it "Original"...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ZENITH-12U159- ... :rk:5:pf:0


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 Post subject: Re: Is this really the "Original" plug???
PostPosted: Feb Sun 17, 2019 12:12 am 
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I have no idea if it's what was originally used, but that plug has the GE logo stamped into the blades.


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 Post subject: Re: Is this really the "Original" plug???
PostPosted: Feb Sun 17, 2019 1:50 am 
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So would it be safe to assume that that plug probably went on a GE radio? Unless Zenith was buying GE plugs for their competitor to put on their radios...


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 Post subject: Re: Is this really the "Original" plug???
PostPosted: Feb Sun 17, 2019 2:05 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Is this really the "Original" plug???
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sdradioman wrote:
So would it be safe to assume that that plug probably went on a GE radio? Unless Zenith was buying GE plugs for their competitor to put on their radios...

Most likely a general electric replacement appliance plug that didn't originally come on any radio.

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 Post subject: Re: Is this really the "Original" plug???
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You have got to be kidding!!---$79 for ANY plug is absurd

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 Post subject: Re: Is this really the "Original" plug???
PostPosted: Feb Sun 17, 2019 3:01 am 
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wiscojim wrote:
sdradioman wrote:
So would it be safe to assume that that plug probably went on a GE radio? Unless Zenith was buying GE plugs for their competitor to put on their radios...

Most likely a general electric replacement appliance plug that didn't originally come on any radio.
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+1 Absolutely NOT original. I didn't keep any of the originals I had, but the cord was molded into the plug, not attached by screws.

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 Post subject: Re: Is this really the "Original" plug???
PostPosted: Feb Sun 17, 2019 3:24 am 
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pixellany wrote:
You have got to be kidding!!---$79 for ANY plug is absurd


Unless it's been Cryogenically treated. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Is this really the "Original" plug???
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Eric H wrote:
Unless it's been Cryogenically treated. :lol:

+1!

When they're cryogenically purified, it makes the radio play better.

Gives it zappier, more crispy highs and growly, penetrating lows.


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 Post subject: Re: Is this really the "Original" plug???
PostPosted: Feb Sun 17, 2019 5:26 am 
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No radio manufacturer made their own plugs that I'm aware of and plugs are not unique to a radio. Stuff like this was ordered from electrical suppliers like GE, Bryant, Arrow, Hart and Hegeman, Pass and Seymour, etc.

The one in the ad is a typical 1930s era plug. Nothing more. Probably pulled from a junk box at a secondhand shop.

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 Post subject: Re: Is this really the "Original" plug???
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I'm trying to remember, but I didn't think the original plugs from the 20's and early 30's had the holes drilled in them. Weren't they solid? Thought the holes started in the 40's.


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It's kind of funny. I went and looked the eBay listing and it says the listing was getting 12 views per hour. Poor guy thinks he hit the jackpot!

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 Post subject: Re: Is this really the "Original" plug???
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I can tell you that the oneI have does not match...
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