Air-King Skyscraper 52 AC

Air King Products Co.; Brooklyn (NY)

  • Year
  • 1933
  • Category
  • Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
  • ID
  • 71976

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 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 5
  • Main principle
  • Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 456 kHz
  • Tuned circuits
  • 6 AM circuit(s)
  • Wave bands
  • Broadcast only (MW).
  • Power type and voltage
  • Alternating Current supply (AC) / 115 Volt
  • Loudspeaker
  • Electro Magnetic Dynamic LS (moving-coil with field excitation coil)
  • Material
  • Bakelite case
  • from
  • Model: Air-King Skyscraper 52 [AC] - Air King Products Co.;
  • 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

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Forum contributions about this model: Air King Products Co: Air-King Skyscraper 52

Threads: 2 | Posts: 2

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

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

Konrad Birkner † 12.08.2014, 23.Jun.04

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