- United States of America (USA)
- Manufacturer / Brand
- RCA (RCA Victor Co. Inc.); New York (NY)
- Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
- Radiomuseum.org ID
- alternative name: RCA Manufacturing || Victor Talking Machine
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- Number of Tubes
- Main principle
- TRF (Tuned-Radio-Frequency but use of regeneration unknown); 1 AF stage(s)
- Tuned circuits
- 4 AM circuit(s)
- Wave bands
- Broadcast only (MW).
- Power type and voltage
- Alternating Current supply (AC) / 50-60 cycles, 105-125 Volt
- Electro Magnetic Dynamic LS (moving-coil with field excitation coil)
- Wooden case
- from Radiomuseum.org
- Model: Radiola 42 - RCA RCA Victor Co. Inc.; New
- Console, Lowboy (legs < 50 %).
The RCA Radiola 42 is an AC operated 7 tube BC band receiver. The radio has 4 tuned RF stages and a push-pull audio output stage. A 5 pin terminal strip is included and allows the connection of an external phonograph.
The Radiola 42 uses the same chassis and speaker as the Radiola 48, with some minor component differences. The Radiola 42 also contains a tone control, which is mounted on the side of the cabinet directly under the power switch.
The RCA Redbook states that all Radiola 48 service information applies to the Radiola 42. Connections for an external phonograph can be found in the RCA Redbook Radiola 48 service notes.
The RCA Victor R-14 receiver uses the same chassis as the Radiola 42, but has a different cabinet.
- Price in first year of sale
- 91.00 $
- External source of data
- Ernst Erb
- Source of data
- Radio Collector`s Guide 1921-1932
- Mentioned in
- Pre-War Consoles
- Literature/Schematics (1)
- RCA Victor Service Notes "Red Book" Series (RCA Service Notes for 1929-1930)
- Other Models
Here you find 5010 models, 2989 with images and 4058 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.
All listed radios etc. from RCA (RCA Victor Co. Inc.); New York (NY)