• Year
  • 1927/1928
  • Category
  • Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
  • Radiomuseum.org ID
  • 54636
    • alternative name: RCA Manufacturing || Victor Talking Machine

Click on the schematic thumbnail to request the schematic as a free document.

 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 7
  • Main principle
  • TRF without regeneration
  • Tuned circuits
  • 3 AM circuit(s)
  • Wave bands
  • Broadcast only (MW).
  • Power type and voltage
  • Alternating Current supply (AC) / 110; 120 Volt
  • Loudspeaker
  • - This model requires external speaker(s).
  • Material
  • Wooden case
  • from Radiomuseum.org
  • Model: Radiola 17 AR-927 - RCA RCA Victor Co. Inc.; New
  • Shape
  • Tablemodel, Box - most often with Lid (NOT slant panel).
  • Dimensions (WHD)
  • 27.5 x 9 x 8 inch / 699 x 229 x 203 mm
  • Notes
  • not to be confused with later RCA R17M !

    Two separate chassis: Receiver and Socket Power Unit.

    The RCA 100-A loudspeaker is often paired with this radio.

    The console version with the Receiver, Socket Power Unit, and
    100-A loudspeaker is the Radiola 50 AR-910.

  • Price in first year of sale
  • 157.50 USD
  • External source of data
  • Ernst Erb

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Forum contributions about this model: RCA RCA Victor Co.: Radiola 17 AR-927

Threads: 1 | Posts: 9

Hello Fellow Vintage Radio Friends

My question today has to do with the "ground" on the Radiola 17.   As you know this radio came with a standard two-wire (silk-braided) power cord which feeds into the filter on power transformer array.  It also had a separate "ground" wire on the other side of the chassis.   I wish to convert to a vintage looking three-wire power cord with "ground" and my question relates to where I would affix the "ground" wire at the filter/transformer end.   Can I simply attach it to the chassis somewhere?  Is there a preferred or recommended place somewhere on the power transformer chassis or tube chassis?   Surely, for safety reasons, this conversion has been done many times before, not only on Radiolas but on other radios of this vintage.  Any advice will be greatly appreciated.   I am a beginner and hence the rather low-level of my technical understanding on these simple issues.   I can't seem to find anyone in my area who enjoys this same hobby.

Best regards,

- Bill in northern California

William Cureton, 15.Oct.12

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