Tagged: Phonola 8A73X-P radio
May 5, 2023 at 3:01 pm #24787
I recently acquired a Phonola 8A73X-P large cabinet radio.
If someone, first off, has any general information as to this model (year produced, schematics, etc), it would be greatly appreciated. So far I have not found a single photo or post about this particular large-cabinet model anywhere on the internet.
The patent information on the plaque shows 1920-1938, the Company is named Dominion Electrohome Phonola, which signifies it was made after the name change that occurred in 1933, and I kinda assume that since the patent goes to 1938, it means that it was made in 1938 or for the 1938 model year.
I will add some full pics in a bit so as to show what it looks like.
It is non-operational. I bought it for the looks of the cabinet, not knowing just how old it was, and now am kinda intrigued.
Scratched and worn in places, but it appears to have all the guts intact.
Thanks for reading,
Attachments:May 5, 2023 at 7:29 pm #24790garykusterCVRS Member
This is as close as I can come. Please check the tube counts or something to compare. Might be this schematic. If not, Google: pacifictv.ca/schematics Good luck!May 6, 2023 at 3:47 am #24793
It was wrapped in shrinkwrap, and when I got it all off, lo and behold in the back of the unit the previous owners had tucked the original documentation in a ziplock along with some articles and clippings. The original owner’s manual, containing all the specs, parts, schematics. Awesome.
It stands 3 feet tall.
Attachments:May 6, 2023 at 3:52 am #24796
And here are manual pages 2,3,4
At the bottom of p4 there is the date, Aug 29, 1938
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Attachments:May 6, 2023 at 3:56 am #24800
And here was some other additional documentation explaining the new entertainment technology of short-wave radio 🙂
Attachments:May 6, 2023 at 4:01 am #24803
Thank you for the reply and schematic.May 6, 2023 at 7:42 am #24804garykusterCVRS Member
Congrats Martin! Lucky find indeed. Now you will have to impress us with your radio prowess!
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