Radio Corporation of America radio built into a wooden table with a rotating loop antenna. The antenna is detachable and the lid hinges open to reveal radio components. There are two prominent dials on the front of the radio, one for selecting the channel or adjusting the signal and the other for the adjusting the volume.
CH classification AUDIO-VISUAL TECHNOLOGY Audio Appliances radio receiver
H950 x W687 x D423mm
H690 x W350 x D125mm
Wood, brass, copper and steel.
RCA/Radio 28/Reg US Patent Office/Super-Heterodyne/See/License Notice/ Inside/Radio Corporation/of America
Radiola 28/REG. US PAT OFF/Super-Heterodyne/MODEL AR-920 RANGE 550-1500 KILOCYCLES
INSTALLATION OF ACCESSORIES IN RADIOLA 28/SUPER-HTERODYNE/SUMMARY OF INSTRUCTIONS
NOTICE/DISREGARD ALL INFORMATION REFERRING TO/PROTECTIVE TUBE. THIS DEVICE IS OMITTED/ON THIS SET BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN DEEMED/ UNNECESSARY
History and use
This wireless set was made by RCA (Radio Corporation of America) around 1926. It is the Radio 28 model in a decorative wooden console with a removable rotating antenna. It includes a ‘super-heterodyne’ receiver, which, in the 1920s, was a new invention patented by RCA and therefore promoted in the lettering on the console. This technology is still in common use today.