Cabinet Style: "Arm Chair"
Tube Count: 5
Circuit Type: Superheterodyne
Power: AC power (w/transformer)
Bands: Broadcast & Shortwave
Tubes: 6A7, 6D6, 75, 42, 80
Original Cost: $69.95*
*What cost $69.95 in 1938 would cost more than $1100. today!
Note: Although Riders shows that the Grunow 585 model is equipped with chassis 5W, my set is has chassis 5U.
On Sunday, October 30, 1938, millions of radio listeners were shocked when radio news alerts announced the arrival of Martians. They panicked when they learned of the Martians' ferocious and seemingly unstoppable attack on Earth. Many ran out of their homes screaming while others packed up their cars and fled.