Lafayette Radio Catalog no. 59, 1936 for season 1935/36

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Lafayette Radio Catalog no. 59, 1936 for season 1935/36 
18.Aug.09 09:04

Ernst Erb (CH)
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Klick here for "all" Lafayette catalogs.
Use the "Advanced search" for limiting by years - to get the later models.

Lafayette is known as a mail-order catalog business with sales outlets in different cities.See company description and the text about these catalogs.

See also the next main catalog, the Lafayette Radio Catalog no. 65, 1937 for season 1936/37
and the main catalog before this one here, Lafayette Radio Catalog no. 56, 1935 for 1934/35.

But directly next after this catalog here is the Lafayette catalog No. 60, followed by the catalog no. 61 and catalog no. 62 and catalog no. 63, Spring 1936 - and no. 64.

The catalog directly before this Lafayette main catalog is the catalog No. 58, which we still miss. Before that is catalog no. 57 Spring + Summer 1935.

Lafayette Radio Catalog no. 59,
1936 for season 1935/36

I link this thread to each model from this catalog.
We then have a common text for each model in this catalog and can inform about the specific model year etc. We then don't have to change on each model if we find something new or an error etc.


Air-o-Charger from page 30.

The flagship:
Lafayette C-95, Lafayette C-96 and Lafayette C-97
"The Monarch".
It is a 24 tube radio and the first and only Lafayette with a magic Eye in this radio season 1935/36.

But who made it?

This chassis C-95 from Radio Wire Television has probably been selected by Lafayette for models C-95 (chassis only), C-96 "The Statesman" and C-97 "The Monarch". The only difference we can find is the use of a tube 76 instead of a 45 as a rectifier - which "job" both can do the same way.

Rider's shows the front with the knobs: Volume control and Phono switch; Wave Band Switch; in the middle: below Beat Oscillator, above Coarse and fine tuning; HiFidelity; Selectivity switch. Lafayette does not show the lower knob for the beat oscillator but otherwise everything seems to be the same and also the parts shown for the main chassis are equal.

The catalog shows also some cabinets without any chassis:

Cabinets only:




Some interesting models, the highlited ones show pictures of real sets:


Lafayette B-12 "32 Volt Receiver":
The chassis is the D6, made by Wells-Gardner, sold also by Gamble Skogmo, Inc. as D6.
For the model Lafayette you see nice pictures from the set - but also from the chassis including inside (the original wiring) - thanks to the guest, Mark Albert, KB9VKE, who used the contact form to send us pictures and information.

Lafayette C-84: Here you see also some real pictures including chassis - from Radiomuseum Olen (or Olens Radiomuseum) in Belgium. See chassis difference and the shadow tuning indicator including this link about these indicators in general.

Lafayette J-50 6 Volt Receiver and model Lafayette A-55: These are "air-o-charger" models.

Lafayette Radio A-31: This is a battery set with incorporated batteries.

Lafayette Car Radio A-60 "Suppressorless":
This is a suppressor-less car radio which was then not standard.

Lafayette B-21
"All-Wave Radio Robot": This was made by Wells-Gardner and also Montgomery Ward sold it.

Lafayette B-23
: This model was also made by Wells-Gardner.

Lafayette B-42 "Hi-Fidelity All wave":
This floor console radio has a Capehart changer incorporated, as quite some other Lafayette models.

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