Buddy Boy (56, 56G) Ch= 56
- United States of America (USA)
- Manufacturer / Brand
- Crosley Radio Corp.; Cincinnati (OH)
- Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
- Radiomuseum.org ID
- Number of Tubes
- Main principle
- TRF without regeneration; 2 AF stage(s)
- Tuned circuits
- 3 AM circuit(s)
- Wave bands
- Broadcast only (MW).
- Power type and voltage
- Direct Current supply (DC) / 105-125 Volt
- Magnetic loudspeaker (reed) generic. / Ø 21 cm = 8.3 inch
- Wooden case
- from Radiomuseum.org
- Model: Buddy Boy Ch= 56 - Crosley Radio Corp.;
- Table-Cathedral-Type (upright, round top or gothic arch, not rounded edges only).
- Dimensions (WHD)
- 17 x 15.5 x 9.5 inch / 432 x 394 x 241 mm
- The literature is at variance about the model number (for instance 54 or 54G or 54Q), as well as in the name: New Buddy, or Buddy Boy or New Buddy Boy. There are round top and flat top cabinets. But it is not clear which cabinet belongs to which number and name. The sources are divergent. Almost any combination can be found.
Moulded Repwood , Tombstone. Although the schematic does not indicate, Crosley calls it a Neutrodyne in the original ad from 1930 (A Blast from the Past).
In other words: Crosley Buddy Boy has been made in different forms and also for different chassis. Here it is chassis 56 (2 knobs) - please do not confuse with similar chassis 54 (2 knobs) and chassis 58 (3 knobs). The "New Buddy Boy" for chassis 56 has the scale over the right knob (two knobs) - as has chassis 54. The Crosley 56 is the DC version of this AC model 54(G) - which you can find in two versions: "round top" and "flat top".
- Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg)
- 17 kg / 37 lb 7.1 oz (37.445 lb)
- Source of data
- - - Data from my own collection
- Circuit diagram reference
- Rider's Perpetual, Volume 1 = 1931/1934 (for 1919-1931)
- Model page created by José Manuel Silvestre. See "Data change" for further contributors.
- Other Models
Here you find 1701 models, 1011 with images and 1180 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.
All listed radios etc. from Crosley Radio Corp.; Cincinnati (OH)