“Please see photos for best description and condition of item”. The Emerson CF-255 “Emersonette” was. Announced to the world in February of. 1939, during an extensive newspaper. The list price of the. Brown bakelite version shown here was. The set was also available in red. Green or ivory colored plaskon too, each. For just 50c more. The CF-255 measures a tiny 61/2 wide by. 43/4″ high by 31/4″ deep. Advertising described it as being the world’s. Smallest practical radio, while a news piece in. 1939 edition of Radio Retailing. Claimed that it was designed for auxiliary use. Such as carrying in luggage, tucking into desk. Drawers, for book-ends, playrooms, etc. Cases of these sets are however extremely. Fragile, especially the brightly colored. Ones, and as a result few appear to have. For sure, I can imagine that. Those examples put to the aforementioned. “Auxiliary uses” would have featured high on. The pre-WWII CF-255 was the forerunner. To the post-war Emerson 540 series. The CF-255 uses a highly compact 2-tube. TRF chassis that covers standard broad. In their advertising, Emerson claimed the. Set to have “4-tube performance”, usually. Neglecting to mention that it truly used just. However, both tubes are dual. Types and the circuit is in fact comparable to. Most TRFs of the day that used four single. The tube complement comprises a 12B8GT. Triode-pentode pentode RF amp & triode. Grid-leak detector, and a 32L7GT diode. Pentode pentode AF amp & diode halfwave. A resistive power cord element. Dissipating 20W, supplies the filaments. Unusual feature is that this cord is tapped to. Provide a connection for the 6.3V #44 pilot. Views of the chassis are presented. The item “Vintage(1939) Emerson Model CF-255 Emersonette Tube Radio Bakelite withHeadphone” is in sale since Tuesday, October 8, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Radios\Tube Radios\1930-49″. The seller is “dieseldogtrading” and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Bahamas, Uruguay.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Brand: Emerson
- Model: CF-255
- Featured Refinements: Vintage Tube Radio
- Year: 1939