555 5 transistors
- United States of America (USA)
- Manufacturer / Brand
- Emerson Radio & Phonograph Corp.; New York, NY
- Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
- Radiomuseum.org ID
- alternative name: Emerson Television
- Number of Transistors
- Semiconductors present.
- Main principle
- Superheterodyne (common)
- Wave bands
- Broadcast only (MW).
- Power type and voltage
- Dry Batteries / 4 x 1.5 Volt
- Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) / Ø 3 inch = 7.6 cm
- Plastics (no bakelite or catalin)
- from Radiomuseum.org
- Model: 555 [5 transistors] - Emerson Radio & Phonograph
- Very small Portable or Pocket-Set (Handheld) < 8 inch.
- Dimensions (WHD)
- 150 x 92 x 46 mm / 5.9 x 3.6 x 1.8 inch
- The case of this radio is reverse painted on both the front and back surfaces, which are made from Tenite(cellulose acetate)butyrate from Eastman Chemicals. It was also known as "Nevabreak plastic". There is also a 4 transistor variant. Transistors are numbered with the code 312 (for Sylvania), followed by the codes E046, E047, E048, E049 E904, which are probably Emerson part numbers. An Emerson model 555 was also made for the British market using six OC series transistors and had long wave reception in addition to the broadcast band.
- Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg)
- 0.5 kg / 1 lb 1.6 oz (1.101 lb)
- Model page created by William J Blanchflower. See "Data change" for further contributors.
- Other Models
Here you find 1935 models, 1024 with images and 1547 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.
All listed radios etc. from Emerson Radio & Phonograph Corp.; New York, NY
Forum contributions about this model: Emerson Radio &: 555
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Embossed on the back cover is "Emerson Radio and Phoograph Corporation, Jersy City, NJ, USA" .
The interesting thing is the "Jersy City, NJ" part, not New York,NY.
William Pontius, 11.Nov.13