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Body Type Transistor Hearing Aids

Zenith "Crusader II" Transistor (Body) Hearing Aid

The Zenith "Crusader II" transistor hearing aid was manufactured by the Hearing Aid Division of the Zenith Radio Corp. in 1969.

The Zenith "Crusader II" measured 2" x 1½" x ⅝" thick, and weighed 1¼ oz. without battery or receiver. The case was brushed aluminum (matte finish).

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Front view of the Zenith "Crusader II" showing the Zenith name and below it the Zenith Logo (center). The shiny aluminum microphone grill covered most of the front of the "Crusader II".

 

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Top view of the Zenith "Crusader II" showing the 2-position "T" (t-coil) and "M" (microphone) switch  (left rear), the 4-position "H" (high), "M" (mid), "L" (low) and "F" (full) tone control (left front), the receiver cord jack (center rear) and the 1-7 position  volume control/on-off switch (right front).
 

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Bottom rear view of the Zenith "Crusader II" hearing aid showing the battery door, which opened from the bottom of the case.

The Zenith "Crusader II" took an "N" size 1.4 volt No. 401 mercury battery.

 

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Rear view of the Zenith "Crusader II" hearing aid. "Volume" is inscribed in the upper left corner and "Tone" on the upper right. On the upper back is inscribed "Zenith" and "Crusader II".  The serial number is inscribed on the lower battery door (bottom center).
 

 

 

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