DeForest Crosley 6D632 "Electra"
Deforest Crosley Limited,
Toronto, Canada

    The "Electra" was Deforest Crosley's top of the line table model set for 1937 and shares the same chassis, type 6D632, as the DeForest Crosley "Mars" console.  This radio was actually manufactured by Rogers Majestic Limited of Toronto and shares the same chassis as the Rogers model "11-60,  11-65, 11-66, (type 6R632 chassis), 11-68, 11-69, (type 6R631 chassis)" and the Majestic "Rodney, Renown, and Hood".  Tuning on this radio is aided by a special light bulb mounted in the center of the tuning needle stay lit but would dim as soon as a station is tuned in.  I purchased this radio, on ebay in April of 2004, from from a collector in Canada.

Tube Line Up:
6K7M...R.F. Amplifier
6A7M...1st. Detector /
6K7M...I.F. Amplifier
75M / 6B6M...2nd. Detector
6F6M...Audio Output

Height...21 inches
Width...19.25 inches
Depth...10.25 inches

Frequency Range:
BC (Green)...550 kHz - 1700 kHz
P (Yellow)...1.7 MHz - 5.7 MHz
SW (White / Red)...5.7 MHz - 18.5 MHz
I.F. Frequency...456 kHz

Power Source:
AC...110 Volts

    The schematic for this set can be found in the Rogers "Replacement Parts and Circuits 1935-1937" page 32.  The schematic for this radio can be found at the Nostalgia Air web site by clicking on the link below.

Schematics and information

    The Electra sports a backlit celluloid dial.  When the radio is switched to the broadcast band, only the broadcast band on the dial lights up while the two short-wave bands remain dark.  When the radio is switched to either of the short-wave bands, both short-wave bands are lit up and the either the "Police" or the "Short" indicators, located at the bottom of the dial, will lit up according to which of the two short-wave bands the Electra is switched to.

    These four metal spray Rogers tubes are from the Electra.  The 6K7M, and the 6F6M tubes are the same as the American counterparts but the 75M / 6B6M is the equivalent to the American 6Q7 tube and the 6A7M (second tube from the left) is the equivelant to the American 6A8 tube.

This web page was last updated: October 3, 2004