Superheterodyne AC/DC receiver
In Bakelite cabinet with gold stripes on the front corners. The knobs from left to right: on/off/volume, tuning and wave range selection. Optional was a small wooden suitcase covered with artificial leather, that makes it easy to transport the radio. In later models, the knobs were positioned in a horizontal row. The radio was made by Philips France. The radio was also sold to the German Wehrmacht in France. The receiver was made by Radiola as well: the RA133U. The A43U can be seen as precursor of the later Philetta models. In the series circuit 2 red Philips valves (ECH3 and ECF1) and 2 "real" series valves (CBL1 and CY2) are used.
With medium wave (190-570 meters), long wave (1150-2000 meters) and short wave (16-51 meters). The intermediate frequency is 472 kHz.
The scale is illuminated from the left. The scale lamp is a Philips 2088 (12 V, 60 mA). The text "Pygmee 43" is printed on the the bottom right of the scale.
An antenna and earth can be connected at the back. In order to be able to use the radio at 220 volts, a special lamp was connected to the radio, that could also be used for reading.
The original price was Ffr 1395,- or 69,75 RM.
Serial number: S006828
Dimensions (w × h × d): 24 × 18.6 × 15 cm
Made in: 1940
Purchased in: 2015
Sold in: 2022
Weight: 3,9 kg
Voltages: 110-130 volt ~ and -
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What was broadcast in 1940?


Listen to "Nerves and Fever" by Pierre Allier (tp); acc. by Charles Lisée (as), Hubert Rostaing (cl & ts), Paul Collot (p), Django Reinhardt (g) and Pierre Fouad (dm). Recording session for the Swing record label, Paris, April 20, 1940

Back with back panel removed
Under-chassis view
Label with tube set and B.F.R. control labels for the loudspeaker (above right) and the receiver

The imitation leather covered wooden suitcase, that can be used to transport the radio

Pictures from a French product leaflet from 1940

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