Vintage 1940s Admiral AM Tube Radio - Good Working Condition - Model 6T02-5B1-IV


Vintage 1940s Admiral AM Tube Radio - Good Working Condition - Model 6T02-5B1-IV


Very cool vintage AM tube radio from Admiral - the Model 6T02-5B1-IV - in white. This radio is in very good cosmetic condition, especially considering its age. Its white plastic body shows a few nicks in the paint, but considering its age, this is quite good. Nice, unique piece! The only condition issue to note is that the cardboard piece that serves as the back of radio is missing (does not affect how the radio works). 

Mechanically, the radio works well, tuning in bands all across the AM spectrum clearly. Cord is in good condition. Light works. Speaker produces a nice, rich sound!

Approximately 12" L x 6" W x 7" H. 


Country: United States of America (USA)
Manufacturer / Brand: Admiral (brand) Continental Radio & Television Co.; Chicago, IL
alternative name

Continental Radio & TV
Year: 1946 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 5: 12SA7 12SK7 12SQ7 50L6GT 35Z5GT
Main principle Super-Heterodyne (Super in general); ZF/IF 455 kHz
Tuned circuits 5 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast only (MW).
Power type and voltage AC/DC-set / 117 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) / Ø 4.5 inch = 11.4 cm
Power out
from Model: 6T02 Ch= 5B1 - Admiral brand Continental
Material Modern plastics (no Bakelite or Catalin)
Shape Tablemodel, with any shape - general.
Notes Built in loop antenna. Sams photofact folder 461-20 date 6-46 features the Admiral models 6T02 and 6T04 as the same schematic.
Collectors' prices  
External source of data Ernst Erb
Source of data Collector's Guide to Antique Radios 4. Edition
Circuit diagram reference Rider's Perpetual, Volume 15 = 1947 and before
Mentioned in The Radio Collector's Directory and Price Guide 1921 - 1965
Literature/Schematics (1) Photofact Folder, Howard W. SAMS (461-20 6-1946)
Literature/Schematics (2) Machine Age to Jet Age II (page 49.) 

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