Radio, RCA Radiola 20; Radio Corporation of America (RCA); 1925; Unknown


Radio, RCA Radiola 20

About this object

This is a 'state of the art' 5 valve TRF Radiola 20 Receiver, introduced by RCA (Radio Corporation of America) in 1925. Comprising of two neutralised RF stages with ganged tuning, aregenerative detector and two audio stages. The original valves are lit by dry cells instead of the usual lead acid batteries. Prior to 1925, RCA had not included a TRF receiver in their line but had concentrated on simpler sets.

The RCA Radiola 20 needs an external speaker attached for it to operate. RCA manufactured the Radiola 104 Speaker for this purpose.


Radio Corporation of America (RCA)

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Place Made

North and Central America, United States

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, vegetal, wood
inorganic, processed material, synthetic, plastic, bakelite?
inorganic, processed material, metal, alloy, copper alloy, brass

Inscription and Marks

Printed onto brass plate of the front of the radio 'RCA RADIOLA 20 RADIO CORPORATION OF AMERICA'


h 1070 mm x w 480 mm x d 410 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Communication (including Diaries and Letters)

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