1940's Truetone Model D2615

This is 1940's (pre-1948) Truetone Model D2615 Standard Broadcast AM radio. This radio was sold by Western Auto and was made by Belmont (Belmont made many radios for Western Auto, Montgomery Ward, and others). The radio is a 6-tube AC-DC radio with no power transformer and a "hot chassis."

The knob on the front is the on/off switch and volume. The tuning knob is on the side. This radio has 6 pushbuttons on the front below the dial where one can preset favorite stations. The chassis must be removed from the radio to preset the stations. The stations are preset by moving a cam on a shaft. This radio was working when I received it. Someone repalced the power cord. Below is a pictue of the tpo of the chassis and the loop antenna.

The connection from the capacitor at the botom of the antenna to the chassis was disconnected. And the connection from the other end of the capacitor and the inductor in the center (near where the white and red wire cross each other) is disconnected and the inductor has an opoen winding. But the loop antenna does function reasonably well. I invvestigated the possiblity of repairing the inductor, but I could not find the ends of the windings, but because the radio does function with the antenna, I did not pursue the coil repair or replacement.

Below is a picture of the rear of the antenna.

You can see that the antenna and rear panel is is poor shpae and tape was added and screws were inserted through the tape to attach it to the radio. I fabricated a new back using black poster board and attached the antenna to it using wire such that the original wording "Truetone Stratascope Eliminates Aeial and Ground" could be preserved, although hidden from view. The new rear cover installed on the radio with the original antenna is shown below.

No refurbishment underneath the chassis has been done as seen below.

Below is a picture of the front of the chassis. You can see the speaker had been repaired sometime in the past.

Tube Compliment
1st Audio
Audio Output
Tuning Eye
Rider's Manual Page #
15-13, 15-14