Radiolette (Fret and Foot) 39B Ch= 39

Radiolette 39B Ch= 39; Amalgamated Wireless (ID = 691426) Radio
Radiolette 39B Ch= 39; Amalgamated Wireless (ID = 1943203) Radio
Radiolette 39B Ch= 39; Amalgamated Wireless (ID = 1943204) Radio
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Radiolette 39B Ch= 39; Amalgamated Wireless (ID = 691426) Radio
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Country:  Australia
Manufacturer / Brand:  Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd. (AWA); Sydney
Year: 1937 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 4: 1C6 1C4 1K6 1D4
Main principle Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 460 kHz; 2 AF stage(s); Reflex
Tuned circuits 6 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast only (MW).
Power type and voltage Line / Storage batteries (perhaps also batteries) / 120 & 2 & -1.5 & -4.5 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) / Ø 6 inch = 15.2 cm
Power out
from Model: Radiolette 39B Ch= 39 - Amalgamated Wireless
Material Moulded (Bakelite or Plastics)
Shape Tablemodel, high profile (upright - NOT Cathedral nor decorative).
Dimensions (WHD) 308 x 337 x 225 mm / 12.1 x 13.3 x 8.9 inch

AWA produced a series of Bakelite, Fret and Foot radios in 1936 and 1937.

Radiolette models R33, R33A, R35, R35A, R38A, R38B, R38C, R39A, R39B, R39C, R40A, R40B and R40C.

The Model 39B was produced with a grained Ivory cabinet, fret and feet.

Fret and Foot was not the official AWA name for the classic Fisk Tombstone Radiolette but they are unique with a cabinet of a square block of Bakelite along Art Deco lines with curved edges which are complemented by a contrasting colour, Asian influenced speaker grill fret and Lion’s paws as feet.

The unique design is a tribute to the Bakelite designer’s art of the era which made them very appealing to worldwide collectors

They are now known colloquially as the AWA Radiolette, Fret and Foot series of radios.

Price in first year of sale 21.00 Aus£
Circuit diagram reference Australian Official Radio Service Manual Vol. I
Mentioned in AORSM vol.1 206.
Literature/Schematics (1) "AWA Radiolettes 1932-1949"
Literature/Schematics (2) Radio Trade Annual of Australia (1939 Page 296)

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

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