60-E Modern Ch= W-890 + amp W-891, W-892

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

  • Year
  • 1936/1937
perfect model
  • Category
  • Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
  • Radiomuseum.org ID
  • 223942

 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 24
  • Main principle
  • Superhet with RF-stage; ZF/IF 465 kHz; 2 AF stage(s)
  • Tuned circuits
  • 10 AM circuit(s)
  • Wave bands
  • Broadcast, Long Wave and 2 x Short Wave.
  • Power type and voltage
  • Alternating Current supply (AC) / 115 Volt
  • Loudspeaker
  • 2 Loudspeakers
  • Material
  • Wooden case
  • from Radiomuseum.org
  • Model: 60-E Modern Ch= W-890 + amp W-891, W-892 - Capehart Corp.; Fort Wayne, IN
  • Shape
  • Console with any shape - in general
  • Notes
  • 60E Modern
    The models 50 with cabinet Modern and 51 with the cabinet 18th Century have chassis from the 300 series but less the changer and show a smaller cabinet. They were made for three seasons only as 50D Modern, 50E Modern and 50F modern, 51D 18th Century, 51E 18th Century and 51F 18th Century.
    The same is 60-D, 60-E and 60-F with cabinet modern.
    Also models 60 Modern and 61 18th Century were made without changers, for season 1935/36 as 60-D and 61-D (for $ 495), for season 1936/37 as 60-E and 61-E and for season F but all with the bigger chassis series 400. To all of those one could add the conceiled Record Changer model 160.
    Chassis Series 400-E for LW, broadcast and two SW bands:
    4-gang tuning condenser for two RF stages, 6 IF filters. See Rider's volume 10-7+8 for the 10-tube tuner chassis W-890 from Sept 16, 1936 for Capehart 404E Chateau, 405E Chippendale, 406E Adam, 407E Neo-Classic/Modern, 500E Empire, the 1600E Plain Cabinet Concealed, 60E Modern and 61E 18th Century:
    6K7 1st RF, 6K7 2nd RF, 6C5 osc, 6L7 mixer, 2 x 6K7 IF, 2 x 6H6 2nd det, AFC, 6C5 AFC amp, 6G5 mag. eye.
    Two AF amplifiers, two speakers: 14" and 12":
    W-891 for 9 tubes:
    6C6, 2 x 6C5, 2 x 6F5, 2 x 6L6, 2 x 5Z3.
    W-892 for 5 tubes: 2 x 6C5, 2 x 6L6 push-pull, 5Z3 rectifier.

    The Capehart 400 series were introduced for season 1931/32 without suffix, followed by A 1932/33, B 1933/34 etc. through to season 1948-50. See here the "Common information for the Capehart model pages for the 1930s and 1940s". We show also a model page for the 400 series, either to collect photos of unknown detail and/or to show the different cabinets in comparison.

  • Source of data
  • -- Collector info (Sammler)
  • Author
  • Model page created by Ernst Erb. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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