Cabinet Style: Table Tube Count: 5 Circuit Type: Superheterodyne Power: AC (transformer) Bands: Broadcast & Police Tubes: 6D6(2), '76, 6B5, '80 Speaker: 4" Dynamic Original Cost: $19.99* *What cost $19.00 in 1936 would cost more than $300. today!
The Green Hornet Debuts on station
About The Radio
This is a competent, 5 tube superheterodynein a nice cabinet that tunes both AM broadcast and police bands. Reducing costs by reducing tube count without sacrificing performance can be accomplished by using new technology. This set uses the 6B5 dual triode which was introduced in 1935. Essentially 2 tubes in 1, the 6B5 is used as an two stage audio amplifier allowing higher gain without an additional tube. 1935 saw “airplane dials” (circular dials with double pointers) start replacing the older “window” dials.