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1B55L ; Garod Radio Corp.; (ID = 380346) Radio
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1B55L ; Garod Radio Corp.; (ID = 1468804) Radio
Garod Radio Corp.;: 1B55L [Radio] ID = 1468804 933x738
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For model 1B55L, Garod Radio Corp.; Brooklyn (NY):
Allocation not correct. Image courtesy of Mark V. Stein for use only. From Machine Age to Jet Age, Volume 2.
Country:  United States of America (USA)
Manufacturer / Brand:  Garod Radio Corp.; Brooklyn (NY)
Year: 1940 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 5: 14Q7 14A7 14B6 50L6 35Z5
Main principle Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 455 kHz
Wave bands Broadcast only (MW).
Power type and voltage AC/DC-set / 105-117 Volt
Loudspeaker Electro Magnetic Dynamic LS (moving-coil with field excitation coil)
Power out
from Model: 1B55L - Garod Radio Corp.; Brooklyn NY
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 Tablemodel, Mantel/Midget/Compact up to 14" width, but not a Portable (See power data. Sometimes with handle but for mains only).
Notes Built in loop antenna.
External source of data Ernst Erb
Source of data Collector's Guide to Antique Radios 4. Edition
Circuit diagram reference Rider's Perpetual, Volume 14 = 1944 = before 1943
Mentioned in The Radio Collector's Directory and Price Guide 1921 - 1965
Literature/Schematics (1) Table Top Radios Vol. 1 Stein 98 (page 83.)
Literature/Schematics (2) Machine Age to Jet Age II (page 41.)
Literature/Schematics (4) Plastic Radios - The Antique Radio Collectors' Source Book

All listed radios etc. from Garod Radio Corp.; Brooklyn (NY)
Here you find 378 models, 95 with images and 345 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.