Radiolette (Empire State) 31A

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Radiolette 31A; Amalgamated Wireless (ID = 2381511) Radio
Amalgamated Wireless: Radiolette 31A [Radio] ID = 2381511 823x1514
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For model Radiolette (Empire State) 31A, Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd. (AWA); Sydney:
The Gloucester Advocate (NSW) Nov 3, 1936 Page 4.
Country:  Australia
Manufacturer / Brand:  Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd. (AWA); Sydney
Year: 1936 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 4 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast only (MW).
Power type and voltage Alternating Current supply (AC) / 220-260 Volt
Loudspeaker Ø 5 inch = 12.7 cm
Power out
from Model: Radiolette 31A - 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) 287 x 285 x 170 mm / 11.3 x 11.2 x 6.7 inch

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

Radiolette models R28R29R30R31, R31A, R32R37R37AR37BR37C & Radiola R48R48G.

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 Models, 28 to 30. However, the change from a box around the RF/IF valves to separate valve shields occurred during this models production.

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

This Model R31A, was only available in Figured Walnut with gold silk speaker cloth.

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 15.75 AUS £
Mentioned in -- Original prospect or advert (The Daily Telegraph (NSW) Jul 17, 1936, Page 4)
Literature/Schematics (1) Edition 4, Jan 2018, Page 80.
Literature/Schematics (2) AWA Radiolette Book 1932-1949 (Edition 4, Jan 2018, Page 80.)

Model page created by Gary Cowans. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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