Radiolette (Empire State) 37C
- Manufacturer / Brand
- Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd. (AWA); Sydney
- Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
- Radiomuseum.org ID
- Number of Tubes
- 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
- Electro Magnetic Dynamic LS (moving-coil with field excitation coil) / Ø 6 inch = 15.2 cm
- Bakelite case
- from Radiomuseum.org
- Model: Radiolette 37C - Amalgamated Wireless
- Tablemodel without push buttons, Mantel/Midget/Compact up to 14
- 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.
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.
- Other Models
Here you find 1358 models, 717 with images and 407 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.
All listed radios etc. from Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd. (AWA); Sydney