Emerson 108
Bands: AM, SW
Tube Lineup: 6A7, 6D6, 75, 43, 25Z5
This stunning Emerson 108 is very similar to the 126 and is shaped in a small plaskon tombstone cabinet. The chassis is deep and cramped with components, which is definitely a nightmare to repair. I put in the effort to restuff all the capacitors in this radio to maintain authenticity. The line cord resistor was replaced with a 8uF 250V nonpolarized capacitor stuffed in an older capacitor container. The model 108 was produced with two chassis types: U5A and AD. This chassis has a celluloid dial so it is likely a later U5A because early U5A chassis had a painted dial and the later AD chassis were seen with a celluloid dial. A clear distinction between chassis types lies in the tube lineup. The chassis AD consists of 6Q7 and 25L6 octal tubes instead of the 75 and 43 respectively used on the U5A chassis. The 108 originally sold for $24.95.
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