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500F(FR or FLC) French Renaissance mahagony Empire

500FFrench Renaissance mahagony Empire ; Capehart Corp.; Fort (ID = 854522) Radio
 
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500FFrench Renaissance mahagony Empire ; Capehart Corp.; Fort (ID = 853627) Radio
Capehart Corp.; Fort: 500FFrench Renaissance mahagony Empire [Radio] ID = 853627 595x891
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For model 500F(FR or FLC) French Renaissance mahagony Empire, Capehart Corp.; Fort Wayne, IN - see also Farnsworth
 
Country:  United States of America (USA)
Manufacturer / Brand:  Capehart Corp.; Fort Wayne, IN - see also Farnsworth
Year: 1937/1938 perfect model Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 27: 6K7 6K7 6L7 6K7 6G5 6K7 6H6 6K7 6H6 6J7 6C5 5Z4 6N7G 6C5G 6F6G 6L6G 6L6G 83 6F6G 6L6G 6L6G 5Z3 6F6G 6L6G 6L6G 5Z3
Main principle Superhet with RF-stage; ZF/IF 465 kHz
Tuned circuits 9 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast, Long Wave and 2 x Short Wave.
Details Changer (Record changer)
Power type and voltage Alternating Current supply (AC) / 115 Volt
Loudspeaker 3 Loudspeakers / Ø 18 inch = 45.7 cm
Power out 55 W (unknown quality)
from Radiomuseum.org Model: 500FFrench Renaissance mahagony Empire - Capehart Corp.; Fort Wayne, IN
Material Wooden case
Shape Console with any shape - in general
Dimensions (WHD) 52 x 56 x 25 inch / 1321 x 1422 x 635 mm
Notes

The Capehart model 500FR has a Tuner Model 400-F with the following 12 tubes: 6K7, 6K7, 6L7 (Mixer), 6K7, 6G5, 6K7, 6H6, 6K7, 6H6, 6J7, 6C5, 5Z4 - according to Rider's 8. This model 500-FR includes also a Bass Amplifier with 6N7G, 2 x 6C5G, 6F6G, 2 x 6L6G and 83 (25 watts, driving the 18 inch speaker, schematic N-920); a Treble Amplifier (schematic N-919) with 6F6G, 2 x 6L6G and 5Z3 (for a 12 inch speaker) and a Middle Register Amplifier with 6F6G, 2 x 6L6G and 5Z3 which is not included in the model 400-F. Here it is for a 14 inch speaker. All speakers are electrodynamic. The 6K7, 6H6 and 6J7 are the tubes for AFC (Automatic Frequency Control) for the 3 lower bands. The 6C5 is the oscillator. For one frequency there are 10 tuned circuits instead of 9 (see the first AK7). The bass amplifier does dynamic expansion (with the two 6C5). There are remote tone controls for the 3 AF channels plus a phono Hi-Fidelity switch.
If a model shows a "R" behind the suffix for season, it has a remote control.

See here the "Common information for the Capehart model pages for the 1930s and 1940s" and for the information about Series 400 here.

The Capehart 500 series could be called an "Ultra-Luxury Changer" - but is also a great receiver. It was sold for about 5 years - some with custom built cabinets - until civil production had to be given up because of the entry in the WW2. It can also be seen in the movie from 1939, "Intermezzo" with Leslie Howard and Ingrid Bergman as stars.
The series 500 were made with two cabinet styles: 500 Empire as 500E, 500F, 500G, 500H and 500K for 1940/41 - and 501 Spanish but only as 501H Spanish for 1939/40 and 500K Spanish for 1940/41 - plus some custom made cabinets.

This model 500FR represents the most popular "French Renaissance" mahagony cabinet in the Empire stile. Below there are four large louvered dooors that cover the three large loudspeakers and above there are doors to operate the record changer and/or the receiver. The model 500 has also been recovered as a typical custom made model in the form and color that it received the name "Painted Gypsy Funeral Wagon". See myvintagetv com for some beautiful photos, also one for the technical equal model Capehart 501 in Oak Spanish Style. There you find also other Capehart models with very nice pictures.

Price in first year of sale 2'500.00 $
Source of data - - Manufacturers Literature
Literature/Schematics (4) Rider's Perpetual, Volume 8 = 1937 and before (see for Model 400-F Tuner.)

Model page created by Donald Cochrane. See "Data change" for further contributors.



All listed radios etc. from Capehart Corp.; Fort Wayne, IN - see also Farnsworth
Here you find 210 models, 145 with images and 71 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.




  
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