Emerson Models 17 & 19 "Miracle Six" Bakelite Table
Radios (1934/1935)
Emerson's model 19, in brown bakelite,
was introduced in the fall of 1934, priced
at $19.95. It was their price-leader set
through early 1935. The model 17, an
upgraded version having a black cabinet
embellished with chrome stripes, was
introduced shortly thereafter, priced at
$25. The 17 followed a trend at the time,
among certain manufacturers, of using
chrome to adorn the fronts of some of
their radios, often to facilitate premium

Both the 17 and 19 use the same type
UV4 chassis, a 4-tube superhet tuning
the standard broadcast band. Emerson
nicknamed the models "miracle six",
promoting the idea that their 4-tube UV4
chassis performed as well as other man-
ufacturer's 6-tube receivers.
The UV4 chassis uses tubes:- 6A7
(mixer/ LO), 6F7 (IF amp/2nd det), 43
(audio out), 25Z5 (rectifier). A dropper
resistor in the line cord is used to set the
filament voltages.

One side of the line is connected directly
to the chassis, which is exposed at the
rear. Together with its curtain burner
line cord, this has to be considered a
dangerous radio for the home by today's
"Powerful - Selective - with exceptional TONE. Operates anywhere. Features include
dynamic speaker, automatic overload control. Beautiful bakelite cabinet - 9
1/4" wide
Emerson Model 17 in black bakelite (1934/35)
Radio Retailing, Nov 1934
Radio retailing, Jan 1935
Model 17... black cabinet with chrome trimming.                          Powerful - selective - with exceptional tone.
Model 17
Emerson Model 19 in brown bakelite (1934/35)
Model 19
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