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68 "Sunburst" or "Sunrise"

68 'Sunburst' or 'Sunrise' ; Jackson-Bell Co. pre (ID = 456849) Radio
68 'Sunburst' or 'Sunrise' ; Jackson-Bell Co. pre (ID = 456850) Radio
68 'Sunburst' or 'Sunrise' ; Jackson-Bell Co. pre (ID = 146079) Radio
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68 'Sunburst' or 'Sunrise' ; Jackson-Bell Co. pre (ID = 146079) Radio
Jackson-Bell Co. pre: 68 "Sunburst" or "Sunrise" [Radio] ID = 146079 640x480
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For model 68 "Sunburst" or "Sunrise", Jackson-Bell Co. (pre 1935); Los Angeles:
This model 68 is called the "Sunrise" & was made in 1931. It has 5 tubes (valves) . They are 3 # 24's, a # 45 as an output & a # 80 as a rectifier. It is listed in Stein's # 2 @ $325. The cabinet on my set has been refinished and it does work well.
Country:  United States of America (USA)
Manufacturer / Brand:  Jackson-Bell Co. (pre 1935); Los Angeles
Year: 1931 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 8: 24 24 24 24 27 45 45 80
Main principle TRF (Tuned-Radio-Frequency but use of regeneration unknown)
Wave bands Broadcast only (MW).
Power type and voltage Alternating Current supply (AC)
Loudspeaker Permanent or electro-dynamic (moving coil), system not known yet.
Power out
from Model: 68 "Sunburst" or "Sunrise" - Jackson-Bell Co. pre 1935; Los
Shape Tablemodel, Mantel/Midget/Compact up to 14" width, but not a Portable (See power data. Sometimes with handle but for mains only).

EE: This Jackson-Bell radio model is called "Sunburst" and some call it "Sunrise" for the grille but see also the model "Swan" sometimes referred to as model 62 "Peacock" with the same chassis and similar cabinet except the grille.

Stein "Cathedral & Tombstone Radios" erroneously shows a picture of model "62".

Collectors' prices  
External source of data Ernst Erb
Source of data Radio Collector`s Guide 1921-1932
Circuit diagram reference Rider's Perpetual, Volume 7 = 1936 and before
Mentioned in Collector's Guide to Antique Radios 4. Edition
Literature/Schematics (1) Cathedral & Tombstone Radios (page 142)

All listed radios etc. from Jackson-Bell Co. (pre 1935); Los Angeles
Here you find 82 models, 35 with images and 42 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.


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Jackson-Bell Co. pre: 68 "Sunburst" or "Sunrise"
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jackson-be: The Radio in the picture is a Jackson-Bell model 50
Richard Gray

The Radio in the Picture is a Jackson-Bell Model 50
Schematics in Riders & Gernsback

The Jackson-Bell Model 50 also came in a Modene Cabinet with a Single Tulip in the Grille


The Jackson-Bell Model 68 is a much larger Cathedral cabinet with two Tulips in the Grille

Jackson-Bell Co. pre: 68 "Sunburst" or "Sunrise"
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