• Year
  • 1941/1942
  • Category
  • Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
  • Radiomuseum.org ID
  • 42460
    • Brand: Musaphonic

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

 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 6
  • Main principle
  • Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 455 kHz
  • Wave bands
  • Broadcast plus 2 Short Wave bands.
  • Power type and voltage
  • Alternating Current supply (AC) / 110-125 Volt
  • Loudspeaker
  • Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) / Ø 5 inch = 12.7 cm
  • Power out
  • 4.6 W (unknown quality)
  • Material
  • Wooden case
  • from Radiomuseum.org
  • Model: L-640 - General Electric Co. GE;
  • Shape
  • Tablemodel with Push Buttons.
  • Dimensions (WHD)
  • 15.5 x 10.5 x 8.5 inch / 394 x 267 x 216 mm
  • Notes
  • Dial lamp: 2 Mazda Nº44.
  • Price in first year of sale
  • 44.95 $
  • External source of data
  • Ernst Erb
  • Circuit diagram reference
  • Rider's Perpetual, Volume 13 = 1942 and before
  • Literature/Schematics (1)
  • General Electric Radio Service Notes 1939-1942

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The model L-640 is part of the collections of the following members.


Forum contributions about this model: General Electric Co.: L-640

Threads: 2 | Posts: 4

Upon further investigation, I have determined that the dial cord routing I found on the chassis is correct. If it still slips a bit, you just have to keep tightening the connection to the spring until it stops. I have posted a hand drawing of the routing for the benefit of anyone who obtains an L-640 (and most likely, also an L-641) where the dial cord is broken or missing. 

Jeffrey Gill, 21.Mar.14

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I am very much in need of a dial stringing diagram for a General Electric model L-640 3-band table radio from 1941. For some reason, it never made it into the schematic pages here from the General Electric Radio Service Notes 1939-1942, nor has it made it into the Riders. Model L-641 uses the same variable condensor drum assembly, GE radio part number RD-426, but no dial stringing diagram appears for that model either.

Is it possible that the diagram does appear in the GE Radio Service Notes, but on a page that is not contiguous with the schematics for the L-640 and L-641, so it was missed? If anyone has a copy of those service notes, I'd appreciate it if they could check and let me know.

Jeffrey Gill, 21.Mar.14

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