Metrodyne "Single Dial"
Also called the "Super Seven"
Metro Electric Company,
2161-2171 N. California Avenue,
Chicago, Illinois, USA

    The unique and lavish design of the Metrodyne Super 7's front panel can be directly attributed to the discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1922.  After that discovery, Egyptian architecture had an influence in style of many products such as radios, toasters, coffee pots etc., and in the architecture of houses and buildings.  Metrodyne definitely cashed in on this new style by designing the cabinet and the panel's mural of the Super 7 to look Egyptian.  I purchased this radio, along with the matching speaker, from a large antique mall in Anderson, Indiana, in the spring of 1996.

Tube Line Up:
01A...1st. R.F. Amplifier
01A...2nd. R.F. Amplifier
01A...3rd. R.F. Amplifier
01A...1st. Amplifier
01A or 71A...Audio Output

Frequency Range:
BC...550 Khz to 1500

Power Source:
Battery    +6 Volts
Battery....+45 Volts
Battery....+90 Volts
Battery....+135 Volts
Battery....-3 Volts

Dementions: Hight...8.5 inches
Wedth...34 inches
Depth...6.5 inches

Click here to view, through TerraServer, the location of the former Metro Electric Company which is the building to the right of the red dot.  Just north of the building is the Chicago Metro line which is probibly where the radio derived it's name, the Metrodyne.

Radio News, June 1927
Page 1489

This web page was last updated: April 30, 2006