• Year
  • 1940
  • Category
  • Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
  • Radiomuseum.org ID
  • 267073
    • alternative name: Andrea-Radio || Nater, Henri, Atlanta-Radio; Zürich

 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 5
  • Main principle
  • Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 456 kHz
  • 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
  • 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).
  • from Radiomuseum.org
  • Model: All American 189 - Fada Radio & Electric Co.;
  • Shape
  • Tablemodel without push buttons, Mantel/Midget/Compact up to 14
  • Notes
  • Fada’s Bullet model 189 (medium wave only) All American in red, white and blue colours, was a response to Emerson’s model 400 Patriot created to celebrate Emerson’s 25th anniversary, and moulded in Monsanto’s Opalon plastic, which appeared in late 1940. 

    Most 189s you now see have a butterscotch yellow (originally white) cabinet, with a marbelised green (originally blue) ring around the dial, and red knobs and handle. Some examples have been restored back to their original colours, which involves removing the surface layer and polishing the revealed colour finish.

  • Author
  • Model page created by Stef Niewiadomski. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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