Crosley Model REP -- WW II "Morale Radio"
Contributed By Ray Chase
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Occasionally, a "Photo Review" submission merits more exposure. This we have done with Ray Chase's interesting WW II Crosley item.
This Navy WW II "Morale Radio" is a Crosley Model REP. It is a 7-tube set operating on 110 or 200 VAC, with the broadcast band, 540 to 1610 kHz, and two shortwave bands covering 5.8 to 15.8 Mhz. It also has a tuning eye.
A large red warning label cautions not to use it aboard ship due to possible radiation from the local oscillator.
Inside the chassis are spare socketed tubes for each active tube in the set. Unfortunately, the prior owner made off with the spare 6E5 eye tube.
It plays very well!
Reference: Navy REP Receiver, "Boatanchor Pix" on the web: http://oak.cats.ohiou.edu/~postr/bapix/Navy_REP.htm