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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 01, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

Let me start out by letting you know that the TYPE RS 38-A MICROPHONE is MINT, and I carefully unwound it for the pictures.The Antenna Current Indicator, pictured on the left, still has an original Work Order tag attached, and appears to have never been repaired. It has a missing glass on the front, is still in it's original, unworked condition. The rest of this package appears to be in VG Condition, and the winning bidder will not be disappointed. From the Estate of a retired Dentist, an avid military collector who really took care of his things.

Shipping will be USPS Priority 2-3 day delivery anyw in the USA. The total wt. is 19.3 lbs, and will ship as a 20 pound box after bubble wrapping, etc. No extra charges.


1 - VHF-TRANSMITTER T20 (28V) Serial No. 92 mfg. by American Radio Corp., Boonton, New Jersey

1 - RECEIVER R-19 (28V) Serial No. 3535 mfg. by American Radio Corp. " " "

1 - CONTROL C-17 SERIAL No. 8 (that's right, no. 8!) American Radio Corp " " "

1 - Radio Control Box BC-451-A Serial No. 76644 mfg. by Western Electric

1 - Antenna Current Indicator - Weston MDL#507 Serial No.7271

Made by the Sangano Electric Company, Springfield, ILL.

1 - TYPE RS 38-A MICROPHONE Ser No. A-79183

Made by the Telephonics Corp ., N.Y.

Thanks for taking the time to view this collection we are offering this week, and


The Aircraft Radio Corporation (ARC) of Boonton, New Jersey, was established as a division of the Radio Frequency Labs (RFL) of Boonton to develop airborne receivers for the Civil Aeronautics Administration's low frequency navigation ranges. By 1929 the receivers had been designed and the Stromberg-Carlson Co. of Rochester, New York, agreed to produce the equipment which ARC would then market as an independent company. Before World War II, ARC participated in a number of "firsts" with their equipment, including the first all-blind flight (Doolittle, 1929), the first radio-equipped scheduled airmail flights, and the first Army Air Corps standard radio-beacon receiver. During World War II ARC produced radio and radar sets used in quantity in Allied fighter aircraft. After the war ARC concentrated on developing equipment for light civilian aircraft (single- and twin-engine) including communication equipment, navigation receivers, and direction finders. In 1959 ARC became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cessna Aircraft Co. of Wichita, Kansas, which continued ARC's activities at Boonton.

My ad says American Radio Corporation, and we know that is wrong. AIRCRAFT RADIO COPORATION is the manufacturer of the pictured items listed .