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Compact superheterodyne AC/DC receiver
In walnut plastic cabinet with bordeaux red tuning knob and on/off/volume knob. The receiver was introduced in the summer of 1939.
On the front are the on/off/volume control knob and four preset pushbuttons for four stations. The tuning knob is at the top of the cabinet. At the rear are phono-television connections and an antenna connection.
For medium wave reception (174-560 meters, 525-1720 Kc).
Loudspeaker with exciter coil, diameter 15.2 cm. The intermediate frequency is 456 kHz. Number of tuned circuits: 5. Output power: 1.5W. Built-in "Sonorascope" frame antenna.
The original price was $14,95. The ivory model cost $17.45.
Data Valves
Serial number: none
Dimensions (hwd): 14.5 x 32.5 x 15 cm
Made in: 1939
Purchased in: 2017
Sold in: 2022
Voltages: 117 V ~ and -
Weight: 2.6 kg
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What was broadcast in 1939?


Listen to "Fine Dinner" by Coleman Hawkins and his Orchestra. Joe Guy, Tommy Lindsay (tp), Earl Hardy (tb), Eustis Moore, Jackie Fields (as), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Gene Rodgers (p), William O. Smith (b), Arthur Herbert (d). recorded in New York on October 11, 1939.

Chassis top
Chassis bottom

Advertisement for the Sonora TW-49, 1940

Article in Radio and Television Retailing, July 1939

This page was last edited on 03.09.2022