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Air-King Skyscraper 52 AC

Air-King Skyscraper 52; Air King Products Co (ID = 59836) Radio
Air-King Skyscraper 52; Air King Products Co (ID = 58655) Radio Air-King Skyscraper 52; Air King Products Co (ID = 58656) Radio
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Air-King Skyscraper 52; Air King Products Co (ID = 58655) Radio
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For model Air-King Skyscraper 52 AC, Air King Products Co.; Brooklyn (NY)
 
Country:  United States of America (USA)
Manufacturer / Brand:  Air King Products Co.; Brooklyn (NY)
Year: 1933 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 5: 57 58 57 47 80
Main principle Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 456 kHz
Tuned circuits 6 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast only (MW).
Details
Power type and voltage Alternating Current supply (AC) / 115 Volt
Loudspeaker Electro Magnetic Dynamic LS (moving-coil with field excitation coil)
Power out
from Radiomuseum.org Model: Air-King Skyscraper 52 [AC] - Air King Products Co.;
Material Bakelite case
Shape Design Radio or Novelty / Gadget - fancy or unusual shape.
Dimensions (WHD) 8.7 x 11.7 x 6.7 inch / 221 x 297 x 170 mm
Notes Material = Plaskon; Family of 3, each same chassis for AC and chassis for AC/DC: 52 (with Egyptian tableau), 53 (with World map) and 54 (with Clock); choice of colors. See details on 52 AC. Normally we don't enter the maker but only the model like Skyscraper, not Air-King Skyscraper. Please search always without brand or company. Here we have Air-King only to inform you about this.
Price in first year of sale 39.50 USD
Circuit diagram reference Rider's Perpetual, Volume 5 = ca. 1934 and before
Literature/Schematics (1) Radio Retailing (Radio & Television R.) (October 1933 issue, page 19)

Model page created by Konrad Birkner † 12.08.2014. See "Data change" for further contributors.



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Konrad Birkner † 12.08.2014
23.Jun.04
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Obwohl nicht aus Catalin,sind sie doch unter den begehrtesten Plastik-Radios überhaupt. Anfangs in gedeckteren Farben aus "Makalot" folgte bald "Plaskon" in elfenbeinweiß, gelb, lila, grün, blau, und rot,aber auch in braun oder schwarz.

Es gab drei Varianten der Frontgestaltung: Ägyptische Figuren, eine Weltkarte oder eine Uhr.

Am seltensten sind die ägyptische Version sowie die Farben rot und lila. Sie haben längst die 10 000 $ - Marke überschritten. Aber selbst die häufigsten Farben schwarz oder elfenbein sind kaum unter 1000$ zu haben.

 

Quelle: John Sideli: Classic Plastic Radios of the 1930s and 1940s

 
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Konrad Birkner † 12.08.2014
23.Jun.04
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Although not Catalin, it is one of the most important plastic radios. Early examples were made of "Makalot" in darker colors. Later "Plaskon" came in brighter colors, e.g.ivory, yellow, lavender, green, blue, red, but also brown and black are found. A variety of three different front decorations was on offer: a panel depicting Egyptian figures, another panel with a map of the world, and yet another with a clock. The Egyptian version and the red and lavender colors are the most sought after and can easily reach a price range far above ten thousand Dollar. Even the most popular ones like ivory or black would ask not less then one thousand and more.

 

Source: John Sideli, Classic Plastic Radios of the 1930s and 1940s

 
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