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A VERY RARE PIECE!
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Circa 1922, made
by Wireless Specialty, this rare item is worthy of note and
only seen in a very few collections. It was touted at the time of
manufacture that it was the most sensitive broadcast
device developed. Features: 5-stages of fixed RF amplification
plus vacuum tube detector. With regeneration, two of the stages serve as
additional AF amplification stages, giving it the performance of 8-tubes and
will drive a loudspeaker. The Radiola AA-485 was designed to work with the
Radiola AR-1382 tuner (also made by Wireless Specialty) and it's my
understanding that it is similar to the Radiola Special.