- United States of America (USA)
- Manufacturer / Brand
- Montgomery Ward & Co. (Wards, Airline); Chicago, IL
- Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
- Radiomuseum.org ID
- Brand: Airline or Air-Line
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- Number of Tubes
- Main principle
- Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 455 kHz; 2 AF stage(s)
- Tuned circuits
- 6 AM circuit(s)
- Wave bands
- Broadcast only (MW).
- Power type and voltage
- AC/DC-set / 110 - 120 Volt
- Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) / Ø 5 inch = 12.7 cm
- Plastics (no bakelite or catalin)
- from Radiomuseum.org
- Model: 25GSE-1555A - Montgomery Ward & Co. Wards,
- Tablemodel without push buttons, Mantel/Midget/Compact up to 14
- Dimensions (WHD)
- 13 x 8 x 6.5 inch / 330 x 203 x 165 mm
Model 1556: White finish (Order= 62 A 1556 M)
Model 1555: Green finish (Order= 62 A 1555 M)
- Price in first year of sale
- 23.95 $
- External source of data
- Ernst Erb
- Source of data
- Collector's Guide to Antique Radios 4. Edition
- Circuit diagram reference
- Beitman Radio Diagrams Vol. 12, 1952
- Mentioned in
- The Radio Collector's Directory and Price Guide 1921 - 1965 (Collector's Guide to AR7.Ed. Slusser tube)
- Literature/Schematics (1)
- Rider's Perpetual, Volume 23 (last) = covering up to 1954 (Photofact Folders, Sams Set 174 Folder 3)
- Literature/Schematics (2)
- Montgomery Ward Catalogs (Wards, Airline) (Spring/Summer 1952, page 598 & 599. Fall/Winter 1954/55, page 666 & 667.)
- Other Models
Here you find 2247 models, 1386 with images and 1745 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.
All listed radios etc. from Montgomery Ward & Co. (Wards, Airline); Chicago, IL
Forum contributions about this model: Montgomery Ward & Co: 25GSE-1555A
Threads: 1 | Posts: 2
After initial recapping of this Ward Airline radio, it exhibited signs of silver mica disease. Attempting my first repair on an IF Transformer, I have some questions which I hope you can help me with
1. The schematic shows two mica caps but only gives one overall value 250mmf which covers both. How can I determine the individual values I should use for my two replacement caps? 120 pf each?
2. Removing the internal componets to get to the original mica caps, I made a rooky mistake and broke one of the two fine wires that run up the side. The wire gage is very fine. Should I solder a replacement length of wire I have available (24 Ga) or is there another way to properly repair this?
Thanks and I hope you can help me.
John Backscheider, 01.Nov.09