The Radio Collection


General This AC-DC radio is a real mystery. The only indication of who made it is the name General which might indicate that it was made by General Radio & Television Corp. of Chicago. It does not work and I have not even opened it up to see what tubes it has. It has 1 band of 550 to 1600 kc.

EMUD Rekord Senior 60 This is a Emud Rekord Senior 60 from West Germany. It has a lovely wood cabinet for a radio introduced in 1959. EMUD was a small company which (so I'm told) stood for "Ernst Maestling Ulm Donau", with the name of the company's founder, the city "Ulm" and "Donau" a river nearby. The company eventually went bankrupt. The radio still plays and has a tuning eye too. It has 3 bands: 550 to 1500 kc, 88 to 108 mc and 5.9 to 10 mc. It has mono inputs in the back for phono and tape. It has 7 tubes which are ECC58, EZ80, ECH81, EF89, EM80, EL84 and EABC80.

Zenith H-500 Trans-Oceanic Proclaimed as the Royalty of Radios the Zenith H-500 Trans-Oceanic is a fine example of Zenith's quality in making portable radios in the 1940s and 1950s. This was the last commercial model before Zenith switched to a slide rule dial. This radio still plays and has 7 bands: 550 to 1600 kc, 2.0 to 4.0 mc, 4.0 to 8.0 mc, 9.4 to 9.8 mc, 11.6 to 12.0 mc, 14.9 to 15.5 mc and 17.5 to 18.1 mc. It has 5 tubes which are: 1L6, 1S5, 1U4, 1U5 and 3V4.






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