Posted 7 years ago
One of the first valve radios that I purchased is this beautiful Australian classic, the AWA Radiolette model 27 called the “Empire State”. This radio was built in 1934 and was modelled on the design of the Australian Wireless Association office building in Sydney. This is the taller of two very similar models at approx 42cm (17 inches) tall. This model was marketed to New Zealand. The radio receives only AM band. Unlike the bakelite “Empire State” radios that AWA would produce in the next couple of years, this model is made of wood which provides it with a timeless elegance, and wonderful warm tones, both in looks and in sound.