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For model 52-A, Gilfillan Bros.Inc.; Los Angeles (CA):
Copy gen. Radio Attic
Country:  United States of America (USA)
Manufacturer / Brand:  Gilfillan Bros.Inc.; Los Angeles (CA)
Year: 1935/1936 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 5: 77 78 77 42 80
Main principle Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 460 kHz
Tuned circuits 6 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast only (MW).
Power type and voltage Alternating Current supply (AC) / 110 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent or electro-dynamic (moving coil), system not known yet.
Power out
from Model: 52-A - Gilfillan Bros.Inc.; Los
Material Special material, described in the notes.
Shape Tablemodel, Mantel/Midget/Compact up to 14" width, but not a Portable (See power data. Sometimes with handle but for mains only).

The material is mirror.

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 6 = 1935 and before
Literature/Schematics (3) The Gilfillan Folder for 1936.

All listed radios etc. from Gilfillan Bros.Inc.; Los Angeles (CA)
Here you find 184 models, 111 with images and 128 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.


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Bruce Wilkie

Re Gilfillan 52-A

My uploaded model does not have any identification on it, BUT looks identical to the glass mirror type 52-A.

Also although 100 - 115 volt AC/DC type, the tube line up is 25Y5 (25Z5), 43, 6C6, 6D6 & 6A7 in the chassis.

Any thoughts?


Regards,    Bruce Wilkie  (AUS)

Heribert Jung

Hi Bruce,
as the tubes are different, you have an other model. Please create a new model with unknown type. Than send a mail to me or an other picture admin to move your pictures to the new model.

Heribert Jung

Bruce Wilkie


Ernst Erb  and Heribert Jung,


Thank you Heribert for your email forum to me about the Gilfillan 52A.

I have often wondered if my Glass Mirrored radio (1935) was in the right section for Gilfillan radios.

The 2 pages for Gillfillan 52A and 53A  (written up by Ernst Erb) show the 52A as a AC only model, from the advertisemnt picture Ernst has put up, and the 53A as an AC/DC set, as advertised in the same brochure.

I now wonder if my set, is ACTUALLY the model 53A as it is an AC/DC set?


Please let me know, I can put it up as an unknown radio model if you think that is best.


Regards to all at Radio Museum,


Bruce Wilkie


Mark Hippenstiel

Hello Bruce,

as a rule of thumb, you should never upload images to a model sheet if there are such obvious differences as the tube line-up. The exterior design of your set is also different from the shown set.

So yes, please go ahead and submit a new model, your pictures can be moved afterwards.


Kind regards

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Bruce Wilkie


I have been uploading many of my Australian and US radios over the past month and have thoroughly enjoyed the time in going through your great Radio Musuem data base of world wide radios.

To date, I have uploaded the exact Model Number of my radios, and upload to the correct page.

Today I have other upload to proceed with, BUT I am not totally sure of the model, as it has no Brand Name or Model No.on the radio or chassis.

It is a 1930's mirror glass radio US 117 volt AC/DC type. I believe it is a Gilfillan and looks exaclty like the Gilfillan 52A type on your page.

BUT my circuit is a 117 volt AC/DC and uses the valve line up 6A7, 6D6, 6C6, 43, 25Z5 (25Y5)


DO you know this radio, OR is it OK to upload to the 52A page?



Bruce Wilkie  (HRSA)      Member ID: 16487 

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