Music of the past Radios
JR0186 Westinghouse Radiola III black Bakelite 8” wide
8” x 6.5” x 5”. 1924 Westinghouse “Radiola III” Regenerative Receiver. Complete radio receiver includes 2 pairs of C. Brandes Inc. “Superior” Head Phones.
The Radiola III is a battery-powered regenerative type receiver, using two type WD-11 tubes. One tube acts as the detector, the other as an audio amplifier. It receives frequencies from 470-1540 kilohertz, approximately the same as our modern standard broadcast band.
This is a small radio. Its cabinet is almost cube-shaped, measuring about 8 inches wide, 7 inches deep, and 7 inches high (including the height of the tubes). The thick cloth cable coiled to the left contains the battery wires.
JR0245 Philmore Radio
The Philmore Galena Crystal Radio was made in the 1940’s to 50’s; in USA, by the Philmore Manufacturing Company Pioneers in electronics since 1921 in Richmond Hill, New York. It has a coiled phosphorous cats whisker that adjusts easily on the Germanium mounted Galena crystal; and has a glass dome cover so that it stays where it is set. Crystal radios costs nothing to operate, gives constant service indefinitely, with clear reception and no static. There are also no battery needed, and no electricity needed. With a 150 foot to 200 foot long antenna it can have up to 300 miles receiving range. This Philmore Galena Crystal Radio receives 4 radio stations.
JR0190 Zenith AM/FM radio Model G730
Zenith made a number of quality AM/ FM radios in the late 40’s and early 50’s, and here’s an excellent example of their 1950 Model G730 wood cabinet set. Radio has held up remarkably well over the past 68 years, and is working fine, receiving both AM and FM broadcasts. It has a handsome wood cabinet, gold woven grille cloth, and four control knobs. The larger left hand knob is for Tuning, and nested inside is the AM/FM Band Switch. The large right hand knob is a Tone control, and nested inside that is the Volume / On/Off switch. The large lower slide rule dial is easy to read with clear AM and FM frequency calibrations. There’s a phono jack and switch on the rear panel that allows the radio’s circuitry and speaker to be used to amplify an old phonograph.
JR0597 Marconi radio, Canadian, Model 79
21 ” x 10 ” x 11 “
Manufacturer: Canadian Marconi Company, Montreal
The striking features of this radio are its beautiful reverse-lit glass dial with covering convex glass lens and its rounded-off edges all around. Shortwave station finding is made easy by a gear-reducing fine-tuning knob.
JR0627 RCA Victor “Tombstone” radio Superette, Model R-8
13 x 18.5 x 10 inch
Superhet with RF-stage; ZF/IF 175 kHz
Details: Power type and voltage Alternating Current supply (AC) / 105-125 Volt
Electro Magnetic Dynamic LS (moving-coil with field excitation coil)
Power out 2.5 W (unknown quality)
from Radiomuseum.org Model: Superette R8 – RCA RCA Victor Co. Inc.; New
Material Wooden case
JR0635 Hazelton Corp Miniature Grand Piano Radio, Bakelite case.
An antique Bakelite encased RCA and Hazeltine Corp. novelty AM radio in the form of a Grand Piano. Referred to as the “Lester” piano radio amongst collectors, this radio dates from early 1950’s. Measures approx. 6 1/2″ H x 10 1/2″ W x 10 3/4″ D.