RCA 102
1934
Bands: AM
Tube Lineup: 78, 77, 38, 37
This metal RCA 102 is one of many low-cost "lunchbox" radios manufactured during the Depression Era. An art deco speaker grille cutout nicely complements the otherwise bland cabinet. The original knobs are wood and painted black with silver in the center. The radio design implements a simple 4-tube T.R.F. (Tuned Radio Frequency) circuit and the type 37 triode was used as an inexpensive alternative for a rectifier tube. The cord is notorously known as a "curtain burner" for being placed too close to window curtains and catching them on fire.
 
 
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