CANADIAN MARCONI HOME ENTERTAINMENT - RECORDIO 6B10/30/42/45
Type: Eight tube radio and record turntable. It also has the ability to cut blank records and also includes a public address system with microphone.. By 1949, Wilcox-Gay entered into a retailing arrangement with Canadian Marconi for the Recordio product line. That will explain why the Canadian Marconi name appears on the bezel and Wilcox-Gay on the nameplate.
Frequency range: broadcast band only.
Input power: 115 VAC 60 Hz 110 watts total
Tube lineup: 6A8GT 6SK7GT 6SQ7GT 6SN7GT 6E5 6V6GT 6SJ7GT 5Y3GT
Speaker: 6 " x 9" elliptical
The chassis on Models 6B10, 6B30, 6B42 and 6B45 are identical, consisting of an eight tube A.C. operated, superheterodyne receiver with built in antenna, A.V.C.,
cathode-ray tube functioning as tuning or level indicator, tone control and a four push-button selector switch permitting five operations as follows:
(1) All buttons released:- Reception of radio programs from stations operating between 540 and 1600. KHz
The other operations are obtained by depressing the buttons from left to right as follows:-
(3) Public address system.
(4) Microphone recording.
(5) Radio programs recording
The data sheets do not explain the differences between models 6B10/30/42/45
A schematic for the 6B10/30/42/45 radios can be found here.
|This is the model 6B30 packaged in a wooden , mantel style enclosure. . In this example, the knobs are missing. Download image to enlarge.|
|Due to double stamping, the model number on this nameplate is illegible. It is bellieved to be the model 6B30.|
|6B10: This ad for the 6B10 appeared in the October 1949 issue of Radio and Electric Trade Builder Magazine.The trade name for the 6B10 was "Portacorder" because it was a portable recorder. Click on thumbnail to enlarge. (Image provided by Lewis Bodkin)|
|Select this link for a Recordio Operators Manual. 6B40B/ 6B40M/ 6b42M/ 6B42W|
RECORDIO BLANK DISKS .
Blank Recordio disks came as 8 inch, plexiglass disks and six to an album. Reecordio blank disks also came with preprinted themes. The back side has a Demonstration Disc label pasted over it describing different Recordio models. There were three of these included with the recorder - two were blank and one was pre-recorded. (Courtesy 8records.cdbpdx.com web site). This is the flip side showing the demo visuals.
Contributors or References:
1) Ken Walsh <capestir(at)gmail.com>
5) Lewis Bodkin [05bodkin555(at)gmail.com]
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