[AMRadio] R-274 Reciever


BILL WINTER k3jpb at msn.com
Sat Aug 21 10:10:05 EDT 2004


The "Phila" on almost everythig built during that era refers to the 
Philadelphia Quartermaster Corps order number .It could be some kind of 
radio or a pair of socks
or a jeep.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Geoff/W5OMR" <w5omr at w5omr.shacknet.nu>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2004 1:01 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] R-274 Reciever


>
> > >I do know that both of my receivers were made in Philadelphia.  The 
> > >plain
> ver,
> > >in '49, the "D" model in '52.   Was this where the main Hallicrafters
> > >plant was?
> >
> > Mine is a green Signal Corps (US Army) unit.
> > Nameplate says:
> > Serial # 969 Order # 25557 Phila 49-7C. Does that help anything?
>
> Well, I don't know, for sure.
>
> Is that an R-274D/FRR?  Made by Hallicrafter?
>
> I was basing the place of Origin on the Phila after the order number, and 
> the
> year built by the 49.  My besdt guess would be, that your receiver was 
> built
> on the 3rd week of July, in 1949.  But, as I said - that's a guess.  I'm 
> hoping
> someone here KNOWS.
>
> 73 = Best Regards,
> -Geoff/W5OMR
>
>
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