Unknow radio - maybe French ?
I have next one unknown radio: (only one )
What I known ?... radio not work...
1- must be 5 tubes and one barretter.
2 - there are 4 russian tubes now, one tube 6E8G- Tungsram and barretter "Marcony" 304 (made in England)
3 - there are note "BELTON" (internally on knobs)
4 - middle knob on picture is not orginal.
5 - Laudspeaker is "Musicalpha" made in France.
5 - notes on scale ( down) - S A F G 51B .... ETAL.CAIRE. 39.40. H.Gilson M.43
6 - notes on condensers "ALTER".
Who know about this radio ? Help me...
Then I search in google - I see some about "Clairval radio" in text on RMorg forum.
But in Germany language - dont understand.
good luck !!
this radio was certainly made in France: GO = grandes ondes = long wave; PO = petites ondes = broadcast band (we call it Mittelwelle = medium wave); OC = ondes courtes = shortwave; and the station names are spelled the french way.
this radio is doubtlessly of French origin, as many items indicates:
the 6E8G was only on the French market;
"ALTER" was a French condenser manufactory;
Loudspeaker "Musicalpha" is made in France, of course, as well;
on the scale : ETALoner CAIRE means "calibrated by the Cairo wave plan";
Mr. H. Gilson apparently was a famous French scale designer. I saw his name on several French scales.
Since this radio shows no manufactory label, it was most probably made by one of this many small French radio workshops as it was usual at this time, say 1938…1950.
The tube lineup was most probably 6E8 (frequency converter), 6K7 or 6M7 (IF amp), 6Q7 (detector + AF preamp), 25L6 (output) and 25Z6 (rectifier). Tubes may have suffixes as G, GT or MG. For repairing purposes, look at schematics with this tube lineup, as you will probably never find the original schematic diagram of this model.
I looking-for orginal scheme, and orginal tubes.
But slender hope..