Emerson Model 104 Tombstone Radio (1935)
Emerson Radio & Phonograph Corporation, 111 Eighth Ave., New York City
This large, ornate model 104 tombstone radio from Emer-
son goes to show that the company, famous for their small
radios, also made quality larger sets. In fact they offered
both a variety of table and floor models. This set was intro-
duced in the summer of 1935 as part of their 1936 line, at
a list price of $69.95. Its dimensions are 21" (h) * 161/2" (w)
* 121/2" (d).
For its 1936 line, Emerson embraced the new metal tubes,
their engineers claiming the benefits to be "elimination of
the usual metal shield, a closer hook-up between essential
parts, better reception, and more dependable perform-
ance". The 8-tube 104 used 6 of the new metal types.
I'm not sure if the grille-cloth is original, but it for sure looks
at home on the set!
The 104 uses Emerson's 8-tube 3-band A8 chassis. Frequency coverage is:- standard broadcast from 540 -1800 kcs, police from 1710 -
5950 kcs and short wave from 5.5 - 19 mcs. The tube line-up is 6K7 (RF amp), 6A8 (mixer/ LO), 6K7 (IF amp), 75 (2nd det/AVC/1st AF),
6C5 (phase inverter), 6F6 *2 (push-pull output) and 80 (rectifier). The schematic is available here, courtesy of NostalgiaAir.
Powerful Table Model
with 8-inch Dynamic
Tone Control... Special
Tuner Unit and other
Performs Modern Miracles in Reception