The Kennedy Model 26
BY MALCOlM J. WHITE
The 8-tube Kennedy Model 26, shown in Figure 1,
was manufactured in 1930. The tuning and volume control knobs,
not shown, are located on the right side of the cabinet. The
on/off and tone control knobs, also not shown, are underneath, near
the front edge.
The set uses the following tubes: in the tuner, (1) Type
27 and (3) Type 24As; in the power supply/amplifier, (2) Type
45s, (1) Type 27, and (1) Type 80 rectifier. The illuminated dial is
in the tiny escutcheon at the right. On the left side of the grille is
the familiar Kennedy crest. Although it has only one front
speaker, there are two speaker grilles one on the front, and one on
a rear panel which is detachable for servicing the chassis.
Found at a recent Michigan meet, it was in very bad
condition. I had to replace most of the trim and part of the top vineer.
The chassis was rusty, so I sanded it and repainted it the same
light gold color. Now it looks good and plays well.
(Malcolm J. White, 18 Sagebrush Dr. Belleville,
Figure 1. Front view of the Kennedy Model 26 showing the only visible control the tiny radio dial at the right.
Figure 2. Rear view shown open to expose the two chassis: the 4-tube tuner is at the left, and the 4-tube power supply/amplifier is at the right.