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Radiola (Egg Crate) 84

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Amalgamated Wireless: Radiola 84 [Radio] ID = 2356057 1400x787
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For model Radiola (Egg Crate) 84, Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd. (AWA); Sydney
Country:  Australia
Manufacturer / Brand:  Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd. (AWA); Sydney
Year: 1939 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 5: 6A8G 6U7G 6B6G 6F6G 5Y3G
Main principle Super-Heterodyne (Super in general); ZF/IF 455 kHz; 2 AF stage(s)
Tuned circuits 6 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast only (MW).
Power type and voltage Alternating Current supply (AC) / 200-260 Volt
Loudspeaker Electro Magnetic Dynamic LS (moving-coil with field excitation coil) / Ø 5 inch = 12.7 cm
Power out 3 W (unknown quality)
from Model: Radiola 84 - Amalgamated Wireless
Material Bakelite case
Shape Tablemodel, Mantel/Midget/Compact up to 14" width, but not a Portable (See power data. Sometimes with handle but for mains only).
Dimensions (WHD) 328 x 225 x 195 mm / 12.9 x 8.9 x 7.7 inch

From 1939 till 1941, AWA produced a range of Radiola radios with a simple, low decoration, Bakelite cabinet. One Radiolette version, Model 509M was also produced post WW2 in 1946.

This series of radios which were produced in a range of colours from 1939 till 1940 and brown from 1941 till 1946 have become known to collectors as the “Egg crate” models after the distinctive square holes in the speaker grill.

Readily available Colours were Ivory, Black, Walnut and Green.

Rare colours of Blue and Pink as shown in “Radio Days” by P Sheridan and R Singer, page 97, are known to exist and were possibly only manufactured in limited numbers for special Dealer/show promotions.

Radiola Models 85,  84X, 84Y8686X86Z92, 92X, 92Y and Radiolette 509M.

The Model 84, 5 valves, AC powered, superheterodyne, released in October 1939.


  • 3 position tone control.
  • Ivory Pearloid Celluloid Dial scale with a white dial pointer
  • Chassis also used in AWA models 193, 194, 310 & 501 .
  • Chassis also used in AGE A65ME and Westinghouse 840.


Available in Black, Walnut, Ivory and Green.

​The last two colours cost a guinea, (1/1/-) extra.

Price in first year of sale 17.00 Aus£
Circuit diagram reference Australian Official Radio Service Manual Vol. IV
Literature/Schematics (1) Radio & Electrical Retailer, Australia (30/11/39 Also in Mingay's Radio Diagram & I.F. Index)
Literature/Schematics (3) AWA Radiolette Book 1932-1949 (Edition 4, Jan 2018, Pages 179, 181 & 189.)

Model page created by Stuart Irwin. See "Data change" for further contributors.

All listed radios etc. from Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd. (AWA); Sydney
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