Mon Aug 5, 2019, 07:46 PM

oh, SCORE!!!

Rare "Sonora 502" suitcase model.

Just bought one in great condition (hopefully) for under $100.

Seems the firm went under shortly after making this set.

Beautiful brass dial plate, conelrad markings, looks nicer than the G.E P-780 dial imo.

Finding replacement tubes might be a challenge...

"Manufacturer / Brand: Sonora Radio & Telev. Corp.; Chicago (IL)
alternative name

Sonora Electric Phono
Year: 1956 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 5: 1U4 1L6 1U4 1U5 3V4
Main principle Superhet with RF-stage; ZF/IF 455 kHz; 2 AF stage(s)
Tuned circuits 7 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast and Short Wave (SW).
Power type and voltage Line / Batteries (any type) / AC/DC 110-120/ 90 & 9 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) / Ø 5 inch = 12.7 cm
Power out
from Model: 502 - Sonora Radio & Telev. Corp.;
Shape Portable set > 8 inch (also usable without mains)
Notes The Sonora Model 502 is a Three Power 2 Band Portable AM Receiver.
Literature/Schematics (1) Photofact Folder, Howard W. SAMS (Date 5-57, Set 356, Folder 11)
Model page created by Egon"

Review/test forthcoming.

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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2019, 08:25 PM

1. Ever turn them all on at once

To the same station.?

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Response to TheShoe (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 5, 2019, 08:48 PM

2. Someday....

(I am planning to do a video showing them in series playing era appropriate to the set music)

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