- 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
Click on the schematic thumbnail to request the schematic as a free document.
- Number of Tubes
- Main principle
- Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 455 kHz
- Wave bands
- Broadcast only (MW).
- Power type and voltage
- Dry Batteries / 67,5+1,5 Volt
- Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) / Ø 3 inch = 7.6 cm
- Power out
- 0.12 W (unknown quality)
- Leather / canvas / plastic - over other material
- from Radiomuseum.org
- Model: BP-10 Personal - RCA RCA Victor Co. Inc.; New
- Very small Portable or Pocket-Set (Handheld) < 8 inch.
- Dimensions (WHD)
- 230 x 80 x 93 mm / 9.1 x 3.1 x 3.7 inch
First flip top lid (coat pocket size) model. On-off by lid action. Battery #467. Together with Sonora Candid the first models using miniature (7 pin) tubes.
Later models have an arm to limit lid opening so they can be used flat, on back. Earlier models are better suited to sitting on front edge when open as the lid folds open 180 degrees.
LT is from a D cell (replaced more often than the HT, perhaps 18 hours or more use).
HT battery UK equivalent is B101 (other US equivalents on page), perhaps more than 50 hours use.
- Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg)
- 4.25 lb (4 lb 4 oz) / 1.930 kg
- External source of data
- Ernst Erb
- Source of data
- The Radio Collector's Directory and Price Guide 1921 - 1965
- Circuit diagram reference
- Rider's Perpetual, Volume 12 = ca. 1941 and before
- Mentioned in
- Collector's Guide to Antique Radios 4. Edition
- Literature/Schematics (1)
- The Portable Radio in American Life
- Literature/Schematics (2)
- Radio Retailing (Radio & Television R.) (July 1941.)
- Literature/Schematics (3)
- RCA Victor Service Notes "Red Book" Series
- Other Models
Here you find 5020 models, 3014 with images and 4061 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)
The model BP-10 is part of the collections of the following members.
- Hans Amberger (D)
- Konrad Birkner † 12.08.2014 (D)
- Rodney Boleyn (USA)
- David Erali (USA)
- Ernst Erb (CH)
- Massimo Follaro (I)
- Valery Gromov (RUS)
- Bob Isaac (USA)
- Peter Kahlich (D)
- Bill Morris (USA)
- Ashis Mukerjea (CDN)
- Johann Nussbaum (D)
- Edoardo Sigismondo (I)
- José Manuel Silvestre (P)
- Joe Sousa (USA)
- Francisco Suarez (RCH)
- Michael Watterson (IRL)
Forum contributions about this model: RCA RCA Victor Co.: BP-10 Personal
Threads: 4 | Posts: 23
I've written an article regarding the history of the RCA BP-10 radio. I have it available in both .PDF and Microsodt Word form. It's about 1.5 Meg in size. What's the most convenient method of forwarding in to the model administrator for review and eventual posting?
Tom Warnagiris, 03.Aug.11
Hello again dear Radio Collectors. I managed to get a new B battery for my BP-10 from Antique Electronics Supply. Now I need to know how to remove the chassis from the case. It's not at all obvious how this must come out. If anyone can give me a hint, I would most appreciate it. Thanks / danke sehr!
Michele Denber, 06.Mar.09
Hello dear Collectors. I just got an RCA BP-10. This radio uses one A and one B battery. I suppose I can substitue a C or D cell for the A battery, but the B battery has me stumped. The B battery is 67.5 V. I've checked the web and Ebay and found nothing. At worst I could empty out the guts of the dead battery and replace it with something new - but what? Has anyone done this before? What did you use? Thanks.
Und auf Deutsch: Ich suche ein B batterie fur ein RCA BP-10 aber kann das nicht finden. Wissen jemand wo man das kaufen konnen? Oder ist es basteln etwas moeglich? Danke sehr.
Michele Denber, 27.Feb.09
Konrad Birkner † 12.08.2014, 07.Mar.04