Airline Console Radio l938
This is Montgomery Wards Airline Console from l938. The rotary dial and pushbuttons connected to a complicated dial string/gear arrangement that moved the entire dial indicator which was a transparent celluloid drum. Backlit, too! 5 bands, 18 tubes...15" speaker.. this
baby really sounds great on the AM and Shortwave bands.
the left is an early battery
powered "Imperial" TRF receiver..
and the Western Electric tubes for it.
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Grebe "SynchroPhase" Receiver
This is my favorite radio from the
l920's. Battery powered, it contains 4
shock mounted Western Electric
triodes. It is a tuned radio frequency
receiver (TRF) with differential
tuning between stages. The
differential tuning is accomplished by
a chain drive between tuning stages,
which are not capacitors, but moving
coils within other coils! Variations in
tracking between tuned stages can be
accommodated by the slack in the ball
chain connecting the three stages! To
the left of the Grebe is an Atwater
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