Thursday, December 11, 2014

Eddystone 940 - 1962 - 1969

Manufactured from 1962 to 1969, the attractive Eddystone 940 single conversion receiver has 13 valves. This was one of Eddystone's last valve receivers. The famous large linear slow motion tuning dial has an impressive solid and smooth feel and remains one of the finest of any receiver that I have been fortunate to operate.  

This 940 was kindly donated by fellow dxer John Plimmer.

Hallicrafters SX-100 - 1955 to 1962

The cool looking 14 valve Hallicrafters SX-100 general coverage double conversion superheterodyne receiver was manufactured from 1955 to 1962.

This SX-100 was kindly donated by fellow dxer John Plimmer.

Hallicrafters also manufacturecd various speakers including this R-48 model which contains a 3.2 ohm, 5 by 7 inch oval speaker. The R48 was produced from 1965 to 1969. 

The SX-100 display at night.

An original SX-100 Mark 2 manual accompanied the receiver. 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Kolster Brandes FB10 - 1950

The Kolster Brandes FB10 "Magic Midget" Toaster Radio was manufactured in 1950 and is generally regarded as highly collectible among vintage radio enthusiasts.  

This ivory example is in working order and was obtained from the U.K. via ebay and added in March 2014.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Zenith 5R216 - 1938

This attractive Zenith 5R216 model was manufactured in 1938. It's cube design is simple but elegant and remains one of my personal favorites.

An ebay purchase in March 2014, the set displayed what appears to be an original cabinet finish in very good condition (apart from a small chip at the top).

The iconic Zenith Black Dial and classic "Z" lightning bolt brass pointer.  

The 5R216 was Zenith's entry level cube radio with an original price tag of $19.95.