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Radiolette (Empire State) 30

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Radiolette 30; Amalgamated Wireless (ID = 695044) Radio
Amalgamated Wireless: Radiolette 30 [Radio] ID = 695044 400x418
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For model Radiolette (Empire State) 30, Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd. (AWA); Sydney:
With kind permission from Scott Beveridge ( ebay rollerboy76 ) Sydney Australia.
Country:  Australia
Manufacturer / Brand:  Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd. (AWA); Sydney
Year: 1935 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 5: 6D6 6A7 6B7 42 80
Main principle Superhet with RF-stage; ZF/IF 175 kHz; 2 AF stage(s); Reflex
Tuned circuits 5 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
from Model: Radiolette 30 - Amalgamated Wireless
Material Moulded (Bakelite or Plastics)
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) 287 x 285 x 170 inch / 7290 x 7239 x 4318 mm

Specially released for Christmas 1935 with an Ivory coloured cabinet.

AWA produced a series of Bakelite Empire State radios between 1934 and 1938.

Radiolette models R28, R29, R30, R31, R31A, R32, R37, R37A, R37B, R37C & Radiola  R48 &  R48G.

Empire State was not the official AWA name for the classic Art Deco Bakelite Radiolette but due to their popularity among worldwide collectors they are now known colloquially as the AWA Radiolette, Empire State Series of radios.

5 valve, reflexed superhet with an IF of 175 kHz.
The tuning capacitor frame is insulated from the chassis.
A "local-distance" switch at the rear of the chassis is provided for reducing overload in strong signal areas. The chassis was the same as the earlier Model 28, and 29, also used in the Console Radiolette 77 and the Bandmaster  455E

CAUTION! Asbestos is used as a heat shield to line one side of the can holding the two B+ capacitors.

This Model R30 was only available in an Ivory coloured cabinet.

This Radiolette’s Art Deco Bakelite cabinet design was modelled on the wooden version AWA  Radiolette, Model 27 except with a square dial. Earlier Air King in the US designed models along these lines in 1933 with the Skyscraper 52.




Price in first year of sale 17.95 AUS £
Mentioned in Radio Retailer, December 1935.
Literature/Schematics (2) Australian Official Radio Service Manual AORSM (Edition 4, Jan 2018, Pages 63, 66 & 67.)

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

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