Federal Telegraph Company Model 61 Radio Receiver
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Introduced in the fall of 1923, the Type 61 was Federal's high-end receiver, selling for an incredible $223. The circuit used six tubes - three RF amplifiers with grid-bias controlled amplification running into the detector stage and two transformer coupled audio amplifiers. One could select either one RF stage or three RF stages, a loop antenna input or external antenna input. One could also select various audio amplification circuits and the second audio interstage transformer has a selectable ratio secondary. In all, sixteen different configurations could be set-up, making the Federal 61 one of the most versatile battery receivers of its day.
The photos tell most of the story I've taken plenty to give you an idea of what is being offered for sale. This receiver is in overall good condition, but does have some cabinet damage as seen. Not too uncommon for a receiver of this vintage. All cabinet joints are still solid. All knobs turn as they should. T is a hairline crack on the front panel, approximately the size of a silver dollar, which is noticeable upon close inspection or under certain angles of reflection. I have included a photograph of this.
All original knobs, etc., are present. The inside instruction sheet on the inner top is a reproduction,... read more