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Truetone D-2217 A

Truetone D-2217 A ; Western Auto Supply (ID = 157851) Radio
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Truetone D-2217 A ; Western Auto Supply (ID = 157851) Radio
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Country:  United States of America (USA)
Manufacturer / Brand:  Western Auto Supply Co. (Truetone); Kansas City (MO)
Year: 1952 ? perfect model Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 4: 12BE6 12BA6 12AT6 or 12AV6 50C5
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 Alternating Current supply (AC) / 117 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil)
Power out
from Model: Truetone D-2217 A - Western Auto Supply Co.
Shape Tablemodel with Clock ((Alarm-) Clock Radio).

According to SAMS Photofact 212-5 from August 1953 the chassis 4D16-A was first used for the models CR41, CR41-A (both Mahogany), CR42, CR42-A (both Ivory), CR43, CR43-A (both in Red) with the same cabinet - and for Western Auto models Truetone D2216A and D2217A. Built in loop antenna, single Selenium Rectifier. The manual of 1952 "most-often-needed radio diagrams" shows under Montgomery Ward also the Airline Clock Radios models 15BR-1548A, 15BR-1549A, 25BR-1548B and 25BR-1549B for this chassis, which are documented in Photofact 191-3 from January 1953.

Raytheon used its chassis 4D16-A tater also for three Alarm-Clock Radio models with the same cabinet in different colors: Model C-50B is in Walnut, Model C-51W is in White and Model C-52R is in Red. See also Beitman volume R-16 from 1956.

Literature/Schematics (1) Beitman Radio Diagrams, Vol. 12, 1952

Model page created by Walter Wiesmüller † May 2012. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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