Crosley B695 (636)
1936
Crosley Radio Corporation,
1329 Arlington Street,
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

  The B695, standing at 23 9/16 inches, was the second largest tombstone radio that Crosley offered in 1936, the largest being the B599 which stood at 25 3/4 inches.  The B695 was farm set running on a single 6 volt battery that it converted, by means of a vibrator unit mounted on the chassis, to a higher voltage for the B+ power requirements.  The glass dial has three bands printed in the colors of Red, White, Blue and light Green.  Only one call letter is present on the dial, WLW, which was Crosley's own station.  I acquired this set at the 1999 Radiofest swap meet at Elgin, Illinois.

Tube Line Up:
15...R.F. Amplifier
6A7...1st. Detector/Oscillator
6B7...I.F. Amplifier
15...2nd. Detector/AVC
15...Audio Driver
19...Push - Pull Audio Output

Measurements:
Height...23.75 inches
Width...17 inches
Depth...9.75 inches

Frequency Ranges:
BC Band (Blue)...550 kHz - 1700 kHz
P Band (Blue)...1.9 MHz - 6 MHz
SW Band (Red)...6 MHz - 18 MHz
I.F. Frequency...450 Khz

Power Source:
DC...6 Volts

    The schematic for this radio can be found at the Nostalgia Air web site by clicking on the link below.

Schematic and information

  If you would like to learn about the famous WLW radio station and / or view other web sites that cover Powell Crosley, Crosley products, and the radio station WLW, click on the link below.

Jim Hawkins' WLW Transmitting

This web page was last updated: April 21, 2006