• Year
  • 1939/1940
  • Category
  • Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
  • Radiomuseum.org ID
  • 39769
    • alternative name: Andrea-Radio || Nater, Henri, Atlanta-Radio; Zürich

Click on the schematic thumbnail to request the schematic as a free document.

 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 5
  • Main principle
  • Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 456 kHz; 2 AF stage(s)
  • Tuned circuits
  • 6 AM circuit(s)
  • Wave bands
  • Broadcast only (MW).
  • Power type and voltage
  • AC/DC-set / 115 Volt
  • Loudspeaker
  • Electro Magnetic Dynamic LS (moving-coil with field excitation coil)
  • 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: L-56 Catalin Group - Fada Radio & Electric Co.;
  • Shape
  • Tablemodel without push buttons, Mantel/Midget/Compact up to 14
  • Notes
  • Loop antenna on back side panel.

    Available in ten eye-thrilling color combinations:

    • F56X   Onyx cabinet with Onyx grille
    • F56A   Alabaster cabinet with Alabaster grille
    • F56AG Alabaster cabinet with Green grille
    • F56AR Alabaster cabinet with Red grille
    • F56AT Alabaster cabinet with Tortoise grille
    • F56AU Alabaster cabinet with Blue grille
    • F56AX Alabaster cabinet with Onyx grille
    • F56MA Maroon cabinet with Alabaster grille
    • F56BA Blue Lapis Lazuli cabinet with Alabaster grille
    • F56GA Green Jade cabinet with Alabaster grille

    See also the Fada models 56 with the same chassis: model L-56W in Walnut bakelite, model L-56BV in Ebony bakelite cabinet with Ivory grille, model L-56T in Burl Walnut wood, model L-56V in Ivory plastic, model L-56 in different bakelite color series or model PL-56 portable.

  • External source of data
  • Ernst Erb
  • Circuit diagram reference
  • Rider's Perpetual, Volume 11 = ca. 1940 and before
  • Literature/Schematics (3)
  • Fada Folder AD 250-B for 1940.

 Collections | Museums | Literature


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Bitte mal bei Ebay nachsehen zu welchem Preis dieses Radio in den USA verkauft wurde.
Artikelnummer 6630891793.

Hans Amberger, 26.May.06

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