Rca Radiola Iii Regenerative Radio Set. Ca 1924 For Sale
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In Nice Working Condition
This is an RCA Victor Radiola III Regenerative Receiver from around
1924. It uses two WD-11 tubes (not
included), or it can be used with the less expensive 199 or 864 tubes using
base adaptors (not included). The
Radiola III uses the patented Armstrong regenerative grid leak detector giving
it the performance of a radio with a higher tube count.
This is an earlier model that has its grid leak resistor mounted in line
with the antenna capacitors instead of stacked on top of them. (see interior
Overall: Good, complete, clean, and in working order.
panel: There are no chips, cracks, gouges, or major scratches on the Bakelite
Station Selector Lever: Shows
some surface pitting in its plating. (see photos)
Panel engraving: Engraved lettering is well filled and
mounts: Soft, sturdy, and pliable.
tubes shown in the photos were used for testing and are being sold separately
in another listing.
Logo decal: Very good. (see photos).
Serial number: Stamped crisply
into the bottom of the cabinet.
Interior: Clean with no rust on panel mounting hardware
or tube socket brackets.
transformer: Original, tested and
covered power cable: Original length,
very flexible, no fraying on outer jacket, complete with metal tags.
Cabinet: Original finish, rubber feet excellent, no
cracks or loose joints.
This set been well cared for, and appears to have been stored in a clean
and dry non smoking environment.
Overall, this radio is clean, rust free and in good operating condition.
This radio has been powered
up and tested using a 30 foot antenna.
It plays well with the usual hooting and howling associated with early
regenerative receivers. It can be used
with headphones and is also capable of driving a horn speaker with moderate
Note: When buying a 1920’s
battery radio with more than one tube, always ask the seller if the audio
transformer(s) has been tested. More
than half the time, the transformer(s) in these old sets is bad, and the radio
will not play. The transformer in this
set is original, tested and in working condition.
This 1924 Radiola III Receiver plays well, displays well and will be a
standout in any collection.
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