GE did start selling a Model H-71 radio/phonograph combination in
December 1930. Although GE sold it, it was manufactured by RCA. As
part of the anti-trust agreement, GE could not start manufacturing its
own radios until 1935. We have two H-71s in our collection. The H-71
allowed for radio recording, as well as home recording using a
microphone. The model# information was placed on a somewhat flimsy piece
of wood that went across the back of the radio about halfway up. One of
our radios has it, the other does not. The top of the cabinet lifts up,
revealing the phonograph.
Would it be possible to get a picture of the radio/phonograph? We have
a lot of GE radio/phonograph service information and would probably be
able to pinpoint the model number.
Director of Archives and Collections
Schenectady Museum & Suits-Bueche Planetarium
Nott Terrace Heights
Schenectady, NY 12308
(518) 382-7890, ext. 241
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] GE radio/phonograph/home recorder - early '30s
A friend has acquired a GE radio/phonograph, ca. 1931, with two arms:
for playback, one apparently for home recording. We would like to
more about it.
It needs much repair and we wonder whether anyone in the NYC/Long Island
area would be interested in contacting the owner.