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General Electric Junior S-22x "Clock Radio" (1931)
(wood tube table radio)

General Electric Junior S-22x "Clock Radio" (1931)

NEW!The S-22x is an early superheterodyne set, probably the first one GE offered to the consumer. Prior to the "new" superset process, most radios were TRF (tuned radio frequency). Superheterodyne radios were designed by Edward Howard Armstrong, who sold the patent to GE. The only way you could get a superhet was from RCA, Westinghouse, GE or build one yourself! The S-22x is an eight-tube, AM only radio. With a matched pair of 45 audio tubes and a 10-inch speaker, the set had decent fidelity and volume for an early superset. We replaced all of the capacitors with modern equivalents. The tubes and resistors were checked and replaced where needed. The Telechron clock works and keeps good time. We installed a new power cord, safety fuse and an audio input. We also added a nice on board antenna that works nicely with plenty of wire for the antenna lead. Gary did a fantastic job refinishing the cabinet, ending up with a gorgeous "piano" lacquer finish. The original knobs, speaker, "faux" handle and chassis are present. A new dial scale was installed. This chassis was used in a few other models: S-22 (same radio without the clock), RCA Superette R-7 Graybill Midget GB-8 and the Canadian Westinghouse version of the "Columaire" grandfather clock radio. This very rare and desirable radio is ready to go and will offer years of performance! This is a big heavy radio (44lbs) and will be packed correctly for shipping. 20"H x 13-1/2"W x 10"D.  $1,495.00. (1600528)

General Electric Junior S-22x "Clock Radio" (1931)

NEW!The S-22x is an early superheterodyne set, probably the first one GE offered to the consumer. Prior to the "new" superset process, most radios were TRF (tuned radio frequency). Superheterodyne radios were designed by Edward Howard Armstrong, who sold the patent to GE. The only way you could get a superhet was from RCA, Westinghouse, GE or build one yourself! The S-22x is an eight-tube, AM only radio. With a matched pair of 45 audio tubes and a 10-inch speaker, the set had decent fidelity and volume for an early superset. We replaced all of the capacitors with modern equivalents. The tubes and resistors were checked and replaced where needed. The Telechron clock works and keeps good time. We installed a new power cord, safety fuse and an audio input. We also added a nice on board antenna that works nicely with plenty of wire for the antenna lead. Gary did a fantastic job refinishing the cabinet, ending up with a gorgeous "piano" lacquer finish. The original knobs, speaker, "faux" handle and chassis are present. A new dial scale was installed. This chassis was used in a few other models: S-22 (same radio without the clock), RCA Superette R-7 Graybill Midget GB-8 and the Canadian Westinghouse version of the "Columaire" grandfather clock radio. This very rare and desirable radio is ready to go and will offer years of performance! This is a big heavy radio (44lbs) and will be packed correctly for shipping. 20"H x 13-1/2"W x 10"D.  $1,495.00. (1600528)
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