500 series - to collect pictures of unknown detail

Capehart Corp.; Fort Wayne, IN - see also Farnsworth

  • Year
  • 1936–1941
perfect model
  • Category
  • Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
  • Radiomuseum.org ID
  • 222680

 Technical Specifications

  • Main principle
  • Superheterodyne (common)
  • Details
  • Record-Changer, both sides!
  • Power type and voltage
  • Alternating Current supply (AC)
  • Material
  • Wooden case
  • from Radiomuseum.org
  • Model: 500 series - to collect pictures of unknown detail - Capehart Corp.; Fort Wayne, IN
  • Shape
  • Console with any shape - in general
  • Notes
  • The Capehart model 500 series were introduced for season 1936/37 with the model 500E Empire for a price of $ 2500 which was kept through 500F, 500G, 500H and 500K. They were all called Empire as the top level line. Robert Baumbach tells us on page 20 that a Cadillac car was $ 1645 at that time. The deep red and heavily French style casted model Empire did not appeal the Hollywood stars and therefore in 1939/40 followed the more modern Western style for the expansive Spanish Revival haciendas, called  501H Spanish and the next season the 501K Spanish. Both models were then discontinued. There are a very few custom made models with the technique of the Series 500: Like the Series 400 but three amplifiers and loudspeakers instead of two. The Radio and Amplifier chassis can be different in each cabinet and year. They all have a turning changer Capehart 16-E.
    See here the "Common information for the Capehart model pages for the 1930s and 1940s".
    Short overviews with links like this overview - for 100 Series, 200 Series, 300 Series, 400 Series, 500 Series and plain cabinets 1600 and 160 (and accessories) - see in these links.

    This page for Capehart Series 500 was created to be able to collect 5XX models for which we are not sure of the exact model the pictures belong to. Later we can list here all 500 series models which show pictures - and we might leave pictures here for which we found the model and copied it (them) to the correct model page, then showing a link here (at the end).

  • Author
  • Model page created by Ernst Erb. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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