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A-83

A-83 ; General Electric Co. (ID = 213010) Radio
 
A-83 ; General Electric Co. (ID = 1522888) Radio
A-83 ; General Electric Co. (ID = 1589608) Radio  
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A-83 ; General Electric Co. (ID = 1589608) Radio
General Electric Co.: A-83 [Radio] ID = 1589608 860x1394
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For model A-83, General Electric Co. (GE); Bridgeport CT, Syracuse NY:
Image courtesy of Mark V. Stein for Radiomuseum.org use only. Cathedral and Tombstone Radios.
 
Country:  United States of America (USA)
Manufacturer / Brand:  General Electric Co. (GE); Bridgeport CT, Syracuse NY
Brand
 
Musaphonic
Year: 1936 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 8: 6K7 6A8G 6K7 6H6 6F5 6F6 6F6 5Z4
Main principle Superhet with RF-stage; ZF/IF 465 kHz; 2 AF stage(s)
Tuned circuits 7 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast, Short Wave(s) and Police.
Details
Power type and voltage Alternating Current supply (AC) / 25 or 60 cycles: 105 - 120 or 115; 125; 220; 240 Volt
Loudspeaker Electro Magnetic Dynamic LS (moving-coil with field excitation coil) / Ø 9 inch = 22.9 cm
Power out 6 W (unknown quality)
from Radiomuseum.org Model: A-83 - General Electric Co. GE;
Material Wooden case
Shape Tablemodel, with any shape - general.
Dimensions (WHD) 14.75 x 20.2 x 11.1 inch / 375 x 513 x 282 mm
Notes

Riders is showing the same schematic for the General Electric A-83 and A-85 (for IF 465) on pages GE 7-21 through 7-24. Beitman states 456 kc for the IF - this might be wrong.

The A-83 and A-85 can be fitted with a 25 cycle (C) or 60 cycle mains transformer which came in two versions, one fix for 105-120 volts (A), the other for 105 to 250 volts with 4 tappings (V). The band B (Broadcast) covers 540 - 1720 kc, the band C (Fishery, Police etc.) 1720 - 5800 kc and band D (SW) 5.8 - 18 mc.

Stein "Cathedral & Tombstone Radios" lists 4 bands for this model.

Collectors' prices  
External source of data Ernst Erb
Source of data Collector's Guide to Antique Radios 4. Edition
Circuit diagram reference Rider's Perpetual, Volume 7 = 1936 and before
Mentioned in The Radio Collector's Directory and Price Guide 1921 - 1965
Literature/Schematics (1) Beitman Radio Diagrams, Vol. 01, 1926-1938
Literature/Schematics (2) Cathedral & Tombstone Radios (page 117.)


All listed radios etc. from General Electric Co. (GE); Bridgeport CT, Syracuse NY
Here you find 2638 models, 1866 with images and 1864 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.



  
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