Tradio L-U6
1946
Tradio Incorporated
Ashbury Park, New Jersey, USA

  The Tradio is a coin-operated radio that was designed to be used in hotels, motels, clubs and other business establishments.  The Tradio's cabinet harkens back to a style that was common to radios of the 1930s, especially the small arched peep hole dial.  Later an updated model of the Tradio was offered with a slide rule dial.  Today the Tradio L-U6 can be considered as one of the more stylish coin operated radios to have been manufactured.  I purchased this set from an auction house just north east of Noblesville, Indiana in January of 2004.  Unfortunately, I'm missing the coin mechanism in this set and if anybody happens to have an extra mechanism to sell, please let me know.

Tube Line Up:
6SK7G...R.F. Amplifier
6SA8G...1st. Detector / Oscillator
6SK7G...I.F. Amplifier
6SQ7G...2nd. Detector / AVC
35L6...Audio Output
35Z5...Rectifier

Measurements:
Height...24.5 inches
Width...17.25 inches
Depth...10.5 inches

Frequency Ranges:
BC Band...540 kHz - 1600 kHz
I.F. Frequency...465 kHz

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

Power Source:
AC...110 Volts

Schematic and information

Radio News
May 1947
Vol. 37  No. 5
Page 176

This web page was last updated: February 8, 2004