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Production Year 1952 - 1956 at $149.95

  

The Hallicrafters TW-1000 is a 5 tube 8 band portable receiver. Designed to be competitive for receivers such as the Zenith Trans-Oceanic. The TW-1000 featured a "Dynamic" turret tuner, a built in ferrite rod loop antenna, removable "Skyrider" antenna for use in automobiles, a Telescoping whip antenna for the short wave bands, A 4 switch Tone control system allowing 16 different tone settings, and a headphone jack.

The 8 different bands of this receiver are as follows....

Band 1 = 1.80 - 3.90MHz

Band 2 = 14.62 - 15.70MHz

Band 3 = 17.32 - 18.20MHZ

Band 4 = 9.22 - 10.30MHz

Band 5 = 3.90 - 8.0MHz,

Band 6 = 11.42 - 12.30MHz

Band 7 = 540 - 1600KHz

Band 8 = 180 - 400KHz  

The power source is 120 volts AC/DC or a self contained battery. The tubes and their functions are as follows, a 1U4 = RF Amplifier, 1L6 = Oscillator and Mixer, 1U4 = IF(455kHz), 1U5 = Detector and 1st Audio, 3V4 Audio Output and a Selenium Rectifier for AC use.

The Hallicrafters TW-1000, 1000A and the TW-2000 are electrically identical except for where the loop antenna is mounted. The 1000 uses a conventional loop antenna mounted in the front cover, the 1000A and 2000 both use a ferrite loop antenna mounted on the chassis. All of the models have a built in speaker. There is some slight differences between the cabinets though. The cabinet colors choices were either black, brown or blue.

  

  

  

The photograph on the left shows a close up of the front of the receiver. The knob and switch settings are as follows and starting on the left, Band Selector knob, Bass switch, Voice switch, Alto switch, Treble switch, the knob on the right is a Tuning control(outside control) On/Off and Volume(inside control).

The picture on the right is a photograph of the world map showing the time zones. Interesting enough, they are referenced against the EST(Eastern Standard Time) zone. Please note the solid white line on the map.

A neat little 1952 Hallicrafters ad featuring the TW receiver series.

The picture on the left is a close up of the logo on the front of this receiver. It states "Hallicrafters precision Built".

The picture on the right is a close up of the switches and shows how dirty they were when I took possession of this receiver.

  

Resources:

Radios by Hallicrafters with Price Guide by Chuck Dachis

Hallicrafters owners manual

Sam's photofacts by Howard W. Sams & Co., Inc.  

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