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1000 Bullet octal tubes only

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For model 1000 Bullet octal tubes only, Fada Radio & Electric Co.; Long Island (NY)
Country:  United States of America (USA)
Manufacturer / Brand:  Fada Radio & Electric Co.; Long Island (NY)
alternative name
Andrea-Radio || Nater, Henri, Atlanta-Radio; Zürich
Year: 1945 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 6: 12SK7 12SA7 12SK7 12SQ7 35L6 35Z5
Main principle Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 456 kHz; 2 AF stage(s)
Tuned circuits 5 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast only (MW).
Power type and voltage AC/DC-set / 117 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) / Ø 4 inch = 10.2 cm
Power out
from Model: 1000 Bullet [octal tubes only] - Fada Radio & Electric Co.;
Material Catalin (a brand name for a thermosetting polymer popular in the 1930s and 1940s - a phenol formaldehyde resin - like Bakelite, but a two-stage process with a lot of work afterwards).
Shape Design Radio or Novelty / Gadget - fancy or unusual shape.
Dimensions (WHD) 10.5 x 6.5 x 5 inch / 267 x 165 x 127 mm

Cabinets in several gorgeous color combinations resembling precious stones.

There are three chassis versions. The difference is in the tube complement, but there is no individual marking. We use the different tube base to distinguish.

- the first issue employed octal tubes only.

- the next issue has a mix of octals and 7pin miniatures

- The last issue got 7pin miniatures only.

Price in first year of sale 35.50 $
External source of data Ernst Erb
Source of data The Radio Collector's Directory and Price Guide 1921 - 1965
Circuit diagram reference Rider's Perpetual, Volume 15 = 1947 and before
Mentioned in Collector's Guide to Antique Radios 4. Edition
Literature/Schematics (1) Photofact Folder, Howard W. SAMS (Set 1 folder 461-17 date 6-46)
Literature/Schematics (2) Radio Retailing (Radio & Television R.) (March 1946 page 19, 38. April 1946 page 13. June 1946 page 13. July 1946 page 5. August 1946 page 13)

All listed radios etc. from Fada Radio & Electric Co.; Long Island (NY)
Here you find 722 models, 429 with images and 490 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.


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Fada Radio &: 1000 Bullet
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fada: Fada Bullet 1000; tube lineup mystery
Konrad Birkner † 12.08.2014
  1 This only concerns the postwar Type 1000 with 6 tube chassis, not the Type 115 prewar 5 tube Bullets.
Although there is no manufacturers indication at the model name Type 1000 there are variants in the tube lineup.
That was clearly factory made, since different socket combinations were used.
Up to now I found the following variations:    

#1) Octal bases: 12SK7, 12SA7, 12SK7, 12SQ7, 35L6GT, 35Z5GT; backplate in accordance. This could be the initial version.    

#2) Miniature bases: 12BA6, 12BE6, 12BA6, 12AT6, 35L6, 35W4; printed on backplate. not in accordance with the real assembly (see #3).    

#3) Mixed bases: 12BA6, 12BE6, 12SK7(GT), 12AT6, 35L5, 35W4; not printed anywhere. The IF tube in of an Octal type rather than a Miniature base (as printed on the backplate), which is in contradiction to the backplate (see #2).    

#4) there is an almost similar chassis in the Model 700 with probably exactly the same mechanical layout (dial and knobs apparently located as on the 1000): 12BA6, 12BE6, 12BA6, 12AT6, 35B5, 35W4; but the Power tube has completely different base connections (is not easily replaced by a 35L5). I think this chassis would match the Bullet case. 

The problem is that there is not the least hint from the front and side view which variant might hide behind the Catalin body.

Riders Perpetual as well as Beitman both show only #1 above.  

All owners of a Bullet 1000 are kindly asked to check the tube lineup and the backplate caption (this for the tubes and the Model name as well) and report either here or by eMail. Also if there is a SW band, and if so, is it marked on the dial?

Strange enough: It is my impression that Catalin collectors are generally not interested in the interna of their valuable sets. All the Catalin radio literature I have seen is ignorant in this respect...funny!
You may find everything about colors, dials, knobs, but nothing about Tubes, principle, wave bands, supply, speaker...!

I really hope with YOUR help to bring some light into that matter.Any information is appreciated
Thank You!

Mario Coelho
  2 Dear Herr Konrad,

Thank You for your article.

My Fada 1000 is according your reference 2# because the tube's serial is as shown in this photo below.

But tubes inserted on set don't differ from its plan below.
This set may be a 2#(a) version . Do You agree?

Tube sockets are riveted on chassis by manufacturer.
Dial:  165-53 kilocicles; 550-185 meters.
This set has also SW, but I think it was submited to a barbarous act of upgrading :-). I've to remove it to replace its genuinity.

Meanwhile I noticed that a new Fada Bullet's  page (12BA6) was created in Rmorg.
That means that my Fada is now in the wrong place.
 How can I correct it?

Best Regards
Mário Coelho

Gary Johnson

I am restoring a 1000 that has the following tubes: 12BE6, 12BE6, 12SK7GT, 12AT6, 35W4, 50B5.  The RF tube 12BE6 works as a substitute for the 12BA6 with no issues.  The 50B5 beam power tube is not seen in any of the other listings.  The diagram on the back cover has the miniature tube lineup except for the 35L6GT beam power tube.  I just re-cap'ed this radio and it plays just fine.  Very strange.  No chassis or serial numbers on these radios?

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fada: USA Fada 1000; Other tube assembly
Arpad Roth † 27.3.17

My Fada 1000 has also 6 tubes, but they are: 12BE6;12BA6(2);12AT6;35L6GT and 35W4. Socket adaptors were used by manufactory.
Mario Coelho

Note from EE:
When writing in English - what is very welcome - please select English as the writing language, what I have done now. Otherwise this will not be seen by users which have selected English for their language. As a member you will soon be enabled to create a version or even to enter a new model. I think it is necessary that we get a page for each variation - except for color only changes.

Konrad Birkner † 12.08.2014
  2 Thats interesting: I had a closer look to both of my FADA 1000s and found that the pea green one has the classic tube complement, while the burgundy/butterscotch one got the same as Yours. I shall make a note to the model. Thank You for the hint!
Mario Coelho

Glad to know you have also one butterscotch Fada bullet. You can see mine in my page  (in RM).

Its color had change a little but its normal. It can be polished to return to the original color.

My fada has also SW. It has one switch on the rear. Have yours?

Mario Coelho

Konrad Birkner † 12.08.2014

No, non of my FADA 1000s has SW. Riders Perpetual shows only BC (MW), definitely not SW, and only the Octal base tubes.

There is no difference in the model name printed at the backplates although they depict different tubes.

Is there a SW dial on Yours? I cannot see any on Your photo. I guess it is a later modification what You have got.


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fada: 1000;
Konrad Birkner † 12.08.2014

Material: Catalin;  Maße: 265 / 170 / 150 ; Superhet m.Hf-Vorstufe; 6Röhren: 12SK7 / 12SA7 / 12SK7 / 12SQ7 / 35L6 / 35Z5 ; 

Eine genauere Überprüfung meiner Geräte zeigte, daß dies für das (erbsen)grüne gilt,während das rotbraun/bernsteinfarbene die modernere Bestückung aufweist (keine Oktalröhren mehr), wie auch obenstehend beschrieben.

Fada Radio &: 1000 Bullet
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