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Radiolette (Empire State) 37C

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Radiolette 37C; Amalgamated Wireless (ID = 164430) Radio
Amalgamated Wireless: Radiolette 37C [Radio] ID = 164430 600x689
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For model Radiolette (Empire State) 37C, Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd. (AWA); Sydney
Country:  Australia
Manufacturer / Brand:  Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd. (AWA); Sydney
Year: 1937 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) / 190-260 Volt
Loudspeaker Electro Magnetic Dynamic LS (moving-coil with field excitation coil) / Ø 6 inch = 15.2 cm
Power out
from Model: Radiolette 37C - 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) 280 x 280 x 170 mm / 11 x 11 x 6.7 inch

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  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 chassis was deeper and did not require the wooden plinth.
  • The chassis had removable ends.
  • Component s rearranged under the chassis with the introduction of tag strips.
  • The tuning gang was mounted on rubber mounts and earthed with braid.
  • A "local-distance" switch at the rear of the chassis is provided for reducing overload in strong signal areas.
  • The chassis was also used in the Bandmaster 657ME.

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

This Model 37C was only available in Jade Green,  with versions 37 in Black and 37B in Ivory.

Previous versions had an open back and this was the first version with a screw on back cover made from the same material and colour as the 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.

Mentioned in HRSA AWA Radiolettes 1932-1949
Literature/Schematics (2) AWA Radiolette Book 1932-1949 (Edition 4, Jan 2018, Pages 98, 104, 109 & 101)

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

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