B-53 De Luxe
- United States of America (USA)
- Manufacturer / Brand
- Lafayette Radio & TV Corp; New York (NY)
- Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
- Radiomuseum.org ID
- alternative name: Wholesale Radio
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- Number of Tubes
- Main principle
- Superhet with RF-stage; ZF/IF 175 kHz; 2 AF stage(s)
- Tuned circuits
- 8 AM circuit(s)
- Wave bands
- Broadcast only (MW).
- Power type and voltage
- Alternating Current supply (AC) / 105 - 120 Volt
- Electro Magnetic Dynamic LS (moving-coil with field excitation coil) / Ø 12 inch = 30.5 cm
- Power out
- 12 W (unknown quality)
- Wooden case
- from Radiomuseum.org
- Model: B-53 De Luxe - Lafayette Radio & TV Corp; New
- Console, Lowboy (legs < 50 %).
- Dimensions (WHD)
- 24 x 40 x 13.75 inch / 610 x 1016 x 349 mm
- Rider's volume 5-4 is listing B-51 and B-52 (chassis plus LS only for custom built sets) plus B-53 and B-54 (lowboy) but the catalog lists also B-55, B-56, B-57 and B-58 for this chassis. It is a 12-tube-Superheterodyne with RF stage, has a separate AVC detector and AVC amplifier and an instrument tuning meter. It has an increased wavelength rate and tunes from 530 to 1750 kc (165 to 565 m) including Police Band. Careful: The chassis uses a high voltage up to 1040 volts on the transformer, anodes of the two IF stages and the class "A" push-pull anodes at 405 volts! One of the 45 tubes is used as an auxiliary power rectifier. The tube 82 is a mercury vapor rectifier.
The model B-53 console is listed at $ 175.00 but the Lafayette price is $ 64.50. Most models for this chassis are available under different model numbers for either 110 or 220 volts. See details for the models of this catalog.
- Price in first year of sale
- 65.00 $
- Circuit diagram reference
- Rider's Perpetual, Volume 5 = ca. 1934 and before
- Literature/Schematics (1)
- Lafayette Radio Catalog (Lafayette catalog no. 55 for 1934, page 12-14.)
- Model page created by Ernst Erb. See "Data change" for further contributors.
- Other Models
Here you find 1319 models, 1132 with images and 400 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.
All listed radios etc. from Lafayette Radio & TV Corp; New York (NY)