Of course, exactly as I said, this is a single-arm machine and is their
version of the RCA Radiola 86. You can see it at the top left of this ad.
Mike Biel [log in to unmask]
Chris Hunter wrote:
> 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.
> Chris Hunter
> 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.
> Paul Charosh