|Year: 1934/1935||Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner|
|Valves / Tubes||8: 6D6 6A7 6D6 75 76 42 42 5Z3|
|Main principle||Superhet with RF-stage; ZF/IF 460 kHz|
|Wave bands||Broadcast, Long Wave and 2 x Short Wave.|
|Power type and voltage||Alternating Current supply (AC) / 115 ; 225 Volt|
|Loudspeaker||Electro Magnetic Dynamic LS (moving-coil with field excitation coil) / Ø 8 inch = 20.3 cm|
|Power out||4 W (unknown quality)|
|from Radiomuseum.org||Model: 143 - RCA RCA Victor Co. Inc.; New|
|Shape||Table-Cathedral-Type (upright, round top or gothic arch, not rounded edges only).|
|Dimensions (WHD)||17.8 x 20.3 x 14.1 inch / 452 x 516 x 358 mm|
|Notes||The RCA 143 has the wavebands:
X = 140 - 410 kc
A = 540 - 1720 kc
B = 1720 - 5400 kc
C = 5400 - 18000 kc.
Maximum output 4 or 5 Watts. Dial lamps: 2x 6.3V/0.3A. Same chassis as RCA 242.
The RCA model 143 was also sold in 1935 by Thearly's Music Co., San Diego, CA.
Advertised for a retail price of 3950 frs. by ARC-RADIO (France) in 1935.
|Price in first year of sale||97.50 USD|
|External source of data||Ernst Erb|
|Source of data||The Radio Collector's Directory and Price Guide 1921 - 1965|
|Circuit diagram reference||Rider's Perpetual, Volume 5 = ca. 1934 and before|
|Mentioned in||Collector's Guide to Antique Radios 4. Edition|
|Literature/Schematics (1)||Table Top Radios Vol. 1 Stein 98|
|Literature/Schematics (2)||Cathedral & Tombstone Radios (page 219.)|
All listed radios etc. from RCA (RCA Victor Co. Inc.); New York (NY)
Here you find 4585 models, 2657 with images and 3750 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.