Brand: Emerson Year of Manufacture: 1953 Frequency Range: 550 - 1600 Kc
Tube Lineup: 35W4 Rectifier, 50C5 Output, 12AT6 Det/AVC/A.F., 12BE6 Converter, 12BA6 I.F. Amp
Available here, courtesy of KC9GIC. Beitmans M-O-N
Radio Diagrams of 1953.
radio, along with my Phico H765-124,
were found at a local antique shop in 2001, for the whopping amount of
the pair. Shorty after being purchased, the capacitors were changed. A
long story short, this radio had a common problem with
shorted capacitors inside of the IF transformers. These
transformers are very fragile, so it didn't take long for me to break
them during disassembly. A few years later I finally got around to
installing some new coils. The radio now works, but not that well, so
it will make a nice static display for a while.
Cosmetic wise, the cabinet was in very good
condition. A good
cleaning had the cabinet looking brand new. One of the knobs was broken
where it fits over the shaft. To rebuild the missing plastic, an
old potentiometer that uses the same shaft was used as a mold .
Automotive Bondo was used to
reform the knob around the shaft. The shaft was coated with some oil to
keep the Bondo from sticking to it. After this was fixed, the knobs
throughly cleaned, and repainted gold, with a final coat of clear
This radio was manufactured in
colors. A few variations can be seen here ( listed
under model 724 ), courtesy of The Radio Attics Archives.