Crystal Radio Set Design, Edison Radios, Late 1920's TRF Radios, Antique carbon-type Hearing Aids and early products of Blonder-Tongue Labs


Crystal Radio Set Design - Section A

This Section contains 29 original Technical Articles relating to Crystal Radio Set Design. Many have application to areas other than crystal radios such as diode detector power loss equations and the 'linear to square-law crossover point' (LSLCP) of detectors, measurement of diode SPICE parameters, ferrite inductor and variable capacitor Q, impedance matching, headphone impedance and transduction loss measurement, audio transformer loss and measurement, along with many tutorial notes.

The Edison Company - Section B

The Edison Company entered the radio field early in 1929 in an attempt to reverse a drastic downturn in their home entertainment phonograph business. About three-quarters of a year later, because of increasing losses, they closed that part of their business to concentrate on radios.  Unfortunately, the radio effort did not live up to expectations, and was closed at the end of 1930.  Most of the documents shown here were copied directly from the originals in the Edison National Historic Site: Minutes of internal meetings related to radio design and manufacturing, User and Service data on Edison Radios, copies of advertisements, and Corporate Annual reports of the Radio Division (Splitdorf Radio Company).

TRF Radio Receivers - Section C

TRF Radio Receivers for the home reached their peak of development in the 1928-1929 time frame. Technical performance data of many of these receivers, as well as the IRE Receiver Measurement Standard as of 1929, may be found in this Section.

Antique Hearing Aids - Section D

This Section includes Information about Antique Hearing Aids such as copies of User Manuals for Acousticon carbon-type electric hearing aids from about 1926 and articles from Radio-Craft magazine of Oct 1938 about Hi-Fi hearing aids and hearing aid testing methods.

Blonder-Tongue Labs, Ben H. Tongue's Patented inventions
and early Blonder-Tongue products - Section E

Here is some information about Blonder-Tongue Labs, Ben H. Tongue's Patented inventions and early Blonder-Tongue products.

Links - Section F

Links related to various aspects of crystal radio set design and construction, several component suppliers, a Museum collection of antique wireless and scientific instruments, Electronic Engineering info resources, some related Clubs and more

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This page published: 10/04/2006; Revised 06/01/2010