- United States of America (USA)
- Manufacturer / Brand
- General Electric Co. (GE); Bridgeport CT, Syracuse NY
- Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
- Radiomuseum.org ID
- Brand: Musaphonic
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- Number of Tubes
- Main principle
- Superhet with RF-stage; ZF/IF 465 kHz; 2 AF stage(s)
- Tuned circuits
- 9 AM circuit(s)
- Wave bands
- Broadcast, Short Wave(s) and Police.
- Power type and voltage
- Alternating Current supply (AC) / 25 or 60 cycles: 105 - 120 or 115; 125; 220; 240 Volt
- Electro Magnetic Dynamic LS (moving-coil with field excitation coil) / Ø 12 inch = 30.5 cm
- Wooden case
- from Radiomuseum.org
- Model: Colorama E-126 - General Electric Co. GE;
- Console with any shape - in general
- Dimensions (WHD)
- 27.25 x 41 x 14.3 inch / 692 x 1041 x 363 mm
- The General Electric model Colorama E-126 is listed at Rider's GE 8-65 through 8-70 and has a "Sentry Box" as one of the top models. The E-126 features the Colorama tuning indicator (see post 5 etc.). A 6K7 commands depending on the AGC line the saturation of the "magnetic amplifier", a saturable core reactor. The reactor is in series with a row of 4 red stained pilot lamps and 3 green stained light bulbs behind the scale which turn the light to green when a carrior (station) is tuned in. Weak stations will produce a small color change and strong stations larger changes - a smooth process. This was a novelty in 1936 for GE sets - the Magic Eye was just on the market but GE wanted first to have it's own gadget which was a problem to service men and the cost was over twice that of the tuning eye. There are two additional "Personalizer Lights".
The model E-126 has AFC (Automatic Frequency control, 6J7) and silent tuning. The limiter control is a 6H6. The model can have 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). Band B (Broadcast) covers 535 - 1640 kc, the band C (Fishery, Police etc.) 1600 - 5600 kc, and band D (SW) 5.5 - 18.2 mc.
- 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 8 = 1937 and before
- Mentioned in
- Pre-War Consoles
- Literature/Schematics (1)
- Beitman Radio Diagrams, Vol. 01, 1926-1938
- Other Models
Here you find 2780 models, 1976 with images and 1969 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.
All listed radios etc. from General Electric Co. (GE); Bridgeport CT, Syracuse NY