Gamble-Skogmo/Coronado Model 43-9751

  • Batteries:  6V 'A'  Battery and two 45V 'B' batteries.
  • Mains:105-125V AC 50-60Hz or DC
  • Wavebands: AM Broadcast band: 530-1650KHz 
  • Valve lineup: early 'All-American Five' portable tubeset
    • 1A7GT (Converter)
    • 1N5GT (IF Amplifier)
    • 1H5GT (2nd detector/AVC/AF amplifier)
    • 1A5GT (Audio output)
    • 35Z5 (Rectifier)
  • Released c.1947
  • Size: about 12" x 10" x 4", weighs approx. 7lb w/o batteries
  • Original price unknown
Occasionally, on eBay, there appears a radio that can only be described as an odd-bird - this is one such example.

The dial says 'Coronado' (as does the label inside the set) and yet the service data says that this radio was a made-to-order set for the Gamble-Skogmo retail group of companies.

It is a fairly plain type of set that in a black cloth covering. My example is missing the wooden battery reatining bar.

Last updated 23rd June 2008