Three circuit receiver

Five-valve, three circuit AC receiver. Single-knob tuning and built-in electrodynamic loudspeaker. The radio was sold in Belgium, by Stokvis-Radio. Stokvis-Radio was part of the Brussels-based Stokvis et Fils, 15-19 Avenue de Dixmude.

    Otto van Tussenbroek

Most likely it a radio that was sold in Belgium under the name Stokvis-Radio Modèle "Orgue".
The high profile cabinet with rounded corners, designed by Otto van Tussenbroek (1882-1957), is made of veneered oak.
Here, the cabinet differs from the KY123, which the radio strongly resembles. In the brochure material of Erres and the articles about the device in the newspapers, it is stated that the cabinet is made of polished walnut.
The radio has no back panel but only two black triangular metal corner reinforcements at the top.
The knobs from left to right: on/of/tone control, tuning, volume/wavelength switch. The dial (scale 0-100, with the wavelengths of long and medium wave in meters) is illuminated by the Philips scale lamp 8046 (6 V, 0.5 A).
At the rear, the antenna and the earth connection, a gramophone connection and a connection for an additional loudspeaker.
On the housing of the tuning condenser there is a stamp with the text " Stokvis-Radio", with a pencilled text in the "Type" box: "116D" and in the "No" box: "856B". The chassis has a stamp with the number "003808". The condenser housing has a Belgian "Licence SBR SEM" sticker, indicating that the device was sold in Belgium. A Philips licence sticker is fitted on the side of the condenser. One of the capacitor blocks has a date stamp with the date July 26th, 1932.
The circuit of the radio is the same as that of the Erres receivers KY116, KY117, KY123 en KY129. One difference is probably the power tube that was used. The KY117 has a E443H, but that radio has a robust output transformer. In the KY123, the Philips 2157 loudspeaker was used. As this speaker has a smaller transformer, it seems impossible that the E443H tube was used as a power tube. At 40 mA, the winding would have to absorb nearly 1 W; at 20 mA this is much lower at 0.24 W.
The power tube therefore likely has been a C443 or a C453.
It was made by Van der Heem & Bloemsma in The Hague.
The original price was BFr 3300,-.
Data Valves  
Stamp data:      Chassis: Type:116D No: 856B 003808
Numbers made: ± 600
Dimensions (h x w x d): 53.5 × 38 × 22.5 cm
Made in: 1933
Purchased in: 2013
Voltage: 220 Volt ~
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What was broadcast in 1932?


Listen to "Music in my fingers" by The Ramblers Dance Orchestra, sung by Eddy Meenk, recorded in Chenil Galleries, London, November 9, 1932

The loudspeaker is a Philips 2157, diameter 21.5 cm. In this type, the six holes in the loudspeaker frame are not covered with black textile dust caps. A dust cover was also not used.

Advertisement in the daily newspaper Vers L'Avenir of December 24 and 25, 1932

Advertisement in the newspaper Le Soir of January 19 ,1933, in which the radio is offered by Stokvis-Radio as a prize in a raffle
Picture from a Radio-Stokvis leaflet

This page was last edited on 27.09.2020