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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. 
http://cgi.ebay.com/1930-G.E.-Lowboy-and-Model-H-71-Color-Radio-Ad_W0QQitemZ270485022784QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20091115?IMSfp=TL091115161008r11960

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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> www.schenectadymuseum.org
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>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Paul Charosh
> Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 12:35 PM
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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:
> one 
> for playback, one apparently for home recording.  We  would like to
> learn 
> 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
>
>
>