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Armchair Control Radio

Armchair Control Radio ; Astor brand, Radio (ID = 1571279) Radio Armchair Control Radio ; Astor brand, Radio (ID = 2355382) Radio
Armchair Control Radio ; Astor brand, Radio (ID = 2582683) Radio
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Armchair Control Radio ; Astor brand, Radio (ID = 1571279) Radio
Astor brand, Radio: Armchair Control Radio [Radio] ID = 1571279 2047x3025
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For model Armchair Control Radio, Astor (brand), Radio Corporation Pty., Ltd.; Melbourne:
Advertisment from 'The listner In' January 1932, Vol.8 No.1 Page 52
Country:  Australia
Manufacturer / Brand:  Astor (brand), Radio Corporation Pty., Ltd.; Melbourne
alternative name
Radio Corp.of Australia
Year: 1932 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 6: E452T E452T E452T E442S E443N 1561
Main principle TRF without regeneration; 1 AF stage(s)
Tuned circuits 4 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast only (MW).
Details Radio Control (+Remote Wire etc)
Power type and voltage Alternating Current supply (AC) / 240 Volt
Loudspeaker Electro Magnetic Dynamic LS (moving-coil with field excitation coil)
Power out
from Model: Armchair Control Radio - Astor brand, Radio Corporation
Material Wooden case
Shape Console, Lowboy (legs < 50 %).

Armchair Control Radio

This New Astor invention enables you to control the radio at a distance from the receiver. You choose your programs and control the volume WITHOUT RISING . . .. from your armchair, lounge, or bed.
The receiver is entirely operated from the neat control unit by your side.


ILLUMINATED CALL-SIGN indicator in the bakelite control unit gives automatic selection of stations,

VOLUME CONTROL knob enables volume to be regulated from your armchair.

NEW NON·OSCILLATING CIRCUIT incorporates the remarkable Philips Metal Clad Screen Grid Valves with super-power pentode,


  • Armchair control (prov, pat. 2360),
  • Metal-clad, screen grid radio stage.
  • Screen grid power detector.
  • Output, Philips super pentode E443N.
  • Built-in full-sized Jensen dynamic speaker

The radio is controlled by two knobs on the wired remote control and there are no other controls either inside or outside the set itself.

The remote control is made from Bakelite, 4.5" by 2" with tuning on the left, volume on the right and an illuminated dial inductor in the centre.

Possibly the same chassis as the Sultan OF, however the cabinet is unique in that is has no controls.

Price in first year of sale 33.50 AUS £
Mentioned in - - Manufacturers Literature (Astor Arabian Night Series 1932, page 8.)
Literature/Schematics (1) -- Original prospect or advert (The Listener in, Jan 2, 1932, page 52.)

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

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