General Electric (GE) Model F-63 Table Radio (1937)
The GE F-63 is a collectible Art
Deco style radio that has an un-
usual louvered composite dial.
Not only are there separate sub-
dials with pointers for the broad-
cast and shortwave bands, but
also for volume and tone controls
too. The set was introduced in
June of 1937 with a purchase
price in the East of $39.95.
A new feature of GE's 1938 line
(which was available in the
second half of 1937) was the
"exclusive GE tone monitor", billed
as "a new development that ensures
amazingly life-like reproduction to the
entire musical scale". However,
other than veiled references to
"extended tone range", I have to
date unearthed no definitive
statement as to what exactly the
"tone monitor" development was. I
therefore assume it to be little
more than creative advertising,
perhaps in truth referring to the
"visual tone indicator" that provides
the capability to monitor the curr-
ent setting of the tone control.
The F-63 features a 6-tube
ac-powered superhet chassis.
The tube complement is:- 6A8
(mixer/LO), 6K7 (IF amp), 6H6
(2nd detector/AVC), 6F5 (1st AF
amp), 41 (AF output) and 80
(rectifier). The tuning range is
from 540-1750kc (standard
broadcast) and 2.2-7.0mc (band
C shortwave). It uses a 6.5"
loudspeaker. The schematic is
...has the amazing "Tone Monitor" - the greatest advancement in tone quality ever built into a radio.
GE F-63. The years biggest radio buy... a quality radio at a reasonable price.
Dec 5th 1937, Ohio
June1937, Radio Ret.
Sep 27th '37, In.
Jan 30th '38, Tx
|"Exclusive GE Tone Monitor. A new development that ensures amazingly
life-like reproduction to the entire musical scale"