Coronado 43-8160 "Jewel"

Coronado 43-8160 "Jewel"


Bands: AM

Tube Lineup: 12SA7, 12SK7, 12SQ7, 50L6, 35Z5

A Belmont-made radio and identical to the Belmont 5D118, this Coronado 43-8160 is a neat little compact radio that packs an entire AA5 superheterodyne AM radio. Many references date this radio to 1947, but the cabinet makes me think of this as a late 1930s to early 1940s design due to the art-deco styling. By the late 1940s, many radio cabinets had moved towards more square or jet-age styling with painted bakelite or more-modern plastic so the Coronado seems anachronistic for 1947, however, the early 1950s Crosley 11-100U to 11-105U bullseye series of radios share a similar resemblance to this Coronado.

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