• Year
  • 1949
  • Category
  • Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
  • Radiomuseum.org ID
  • 38644
    • alternative name: Emerson Television

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 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 5
  • Main principle
  • Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 455 kHz; 2 AF stage(s)
  • Tuned circuits
  • 6 AM circuit(s)
  • Wave bands
  • Broadcast only (MW).
  • Power type and voltage
  • Alternating Current supply (AC) / 105 - 125 Volt
  • Loudspeaker
  • Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil)
  • Material
  • Wooden case
  • from Radiomuseum.org
  • Model: 616 Ch= 120100A - Emerson Radio & Phonograph
  • Shape
  • Tablemodel without push buttons, Mantel/Midget/Compact up to 14
  • Notes
  • BC (540-1620kHz) band. Built-in loop antenna. Same model with chassis 120100B also. The case of the model 616A was designed by Raymond Loewy, an important industrial designer of the 20th century, who had designed many iconic products and corporate logos. The model 616A was offered in either bakelite (different model number) or wood. The wood cased version was manufactured by the Ingraham Clock Company of Bristol, Connecticut, of book-matched american walnut with inlay. Ingraham was founded in the 1850's and became famous for their especially beautiful mantel clocks. Ingraham began manufacturing radio cases in the 1930's for several different radio manufacturers, but only Emerson specifically credited Ingraham (a small brass tag was affixed to the back of the radio that read "Genuine Ingraham"). Ingraham case radios were sold at a higher price than standard case radios.
  • External source of data
  • Ernst Erb
  • Circuit diagram reference
  • Rider's Perpetual, Volume 20 covering 1950

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The model 616 is part of the collections of the following members.