1939 Westinghouse Model 555 AM Tube Radio

1939 Westinghouse Model 555 AM Tube Radio


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This art deco style AM radio is made by Westinghouse of Hamilton, Ontario in 1939. A small and dainty radio with five vacuum tubes which take a minute to warm up when you switch it on but once glowing, it will fill the room with sounds of the past if you can catch the oldies station, or you can just tune in to the news.

Like most radios of this era it has internal directional antenna which means no antenna sticking out the side to ruin the look. AM signal is strongest in the evenings.

In very good working condition but has one chip in the rear corner and several cracks, all pictured.

Original white bakelite case with red bakelite knobs, a rare colour combination as most radios at the time would be made from brown bakelite to imitate wood.

Cord is somewhat stiff and has a couple fine cracks and so this radio should only be used while you are in the same room to supervise it.

Country: Canada
Manufacturer / Brand: Canadian Westinghouse, Hamilton
alternative name, Westinghouse Canada
Year: 1939
Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 5: 12SA7 12SK7 12SQ7 35L6GT 35Z5GT
Main principle Superheterodyne (common)
Wave bands Broadcast only (MW).

Power type and voltage AC/DC-set / 110 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) / Ø 4 inch = 10.2 cm
Power out 1.6 W (unknown quality)

Model: 555-AA - Canadian Westinghouse,
Shape Tablemodel, Mantel/Midget/Compact up to 14" width, but not a Portable (See power data. Sometimes with handle but for mains only).
Dimensions (WHD) 9 x 5.25 x 5.25 inch / 229 x 133 x 133 mm
AM includes "Police Band"
rare white bakelite casing with red knobs
Specifications from Radiomuseum.org


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