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62-455 "Teledial" brown bakelite

62-455 'Teledial' ; Montgomery Ward & Co (ID = 584179) Radio
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62-455 'Teledial' ; Montgomery Ward & Co (ID = 55097) Radio
Montgomery Ward & Co: 62-455 "Teledial" [Radio] ID = 55097 600x445
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For model 62-455 'Teledial' brown bakelite, Montgomery Ward & Co. (Wards, Airline); Chicago, IL:
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Country:  United States of America (USA)
Manufacturer / Brand:  Montgomery Ward & Co. (Wards, Airline); Chicago, IL
Airline or Air-Line
Year: 1937/1938 perfect model Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 5: 6A8G 6K7G 6Q7G 6F6G 5Y3G
Main principle Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 465 kHz; 2 AF stage(s)
Tuned circuits 6 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast only (MW).
Power type and voltage Alternating Current supply (AC) / 105-120 Volt
Loudspeaker Electro Magnetic Dynamic LS (moving-coil with field excitation coil) / Ø 5 inch = 12.7 cm
Power out
from Model: 62-455 "Teledial" [brown bakelite] - Montgomery Ward & Co. Wards,
Material Bakelite case
Shape Tablemodel with Push Buttons.

The Montgomery Ward Airline model 62-445 and the variants of them receive BC (535-1720 kHz) band. Arranged like an old telephone there are 10 push buttons for direct tuning. The system is called "Teledial" and each button had labels glued on. The labels show from which region the set was originally - example is "KGO S. Fran'co" and "KPO S. Fran'co" for South West or California.
Colours and material: model 475: black bakelite. model 455: brown bakelite and model 445: ivory plaskon.

Here you find more complex Teledial models with a different system like the 1541 and 1291 as console from 1936/37 but also the Teledial 588 or 62-306 as table model from this season. See this article containing Teledial models. Also Teledial models of other brands are covered. In particular the nine 1936/37 Grunow models presented in "Radio Retailing", March 1937, are linked.


External source of data Ernst Erb
Source of data Collector's Guide to Antique Radios 4. Edition
Circuit diagram reference Rider's Perpetual, Volume 9 = 1938 and before
Mentioned in The Radio Collector's Directory and Price Guide 1921 - 1965 (Rider's 9-63)
Literature/Schematics (1) Table Top Radios Vol. 1 Stein 98 (page 35.)

All listed radios etc. from Montgomery Ward & Co. (Wards, Airline); Chicago, IL
Here you find 2178 models, 1321 with images and 1688 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.