1936 Monodial AC Super

This was an Ebay find in July 2009 - see Uniselector digital clock for another even more unusual find.

The 1936 Monodial A.C. Super was a British wireless kit for a design by W.T. Cocking published in the summer of 1935 in Wireless World magazine. Kits were supplied by CAC - the City Accumulator Co. Ltd. London.  The receiver kit was priced at £10 6s 9d and the power unit at £4 11s 0d.
 
From 1936 Wireless World Monodial
 Though complete there is some damage.  Here you can see the left hand control knob is broken and the tuning dial pointer is missing. Above the dial is the "Tuneon" neon tuning indicator.
From above.  All coils and even the tuning capacitor are screened.
 
 The wiring looks to be in good shape.
 Though there is a faulty soldered joint here.
 
 
 
 


My Monodial PSU project  

    - notes


LIST OF PARTS (See also Monodial adverts and reviews)
After the particular make of component used in the original model, suitable alternative products are given in some instances.
RECEIVER UNIT
1    Three-gang condenser, 0.0005 mfd.        Polar "Minor" (J.B., Utility)
1    Tuning dial assembly and drive         Formo "Snail" (Polar)
3    Variable-selectivity IF transformers, 465 kc/s        Wearite WW/IFT
1    Aerial coil        Bulgin C6
1    HF transformer        Bulgin C7
1    Oscillator coil, 465 kc/s        Bulgin C59
4    Valve holders, 7-pin        Clix Chassis Mounting Type
1    Valve holder, 5-pin        Clix Chassis Mounting Standard Type
1    Valve holder, 9-pin        Clix Chassis Mounting Standard Type (Belling-Lee)
1    6-way Connector        Bryce
1    5-way Cable with twin 70/36 leads        Harbros (Goltone)
1    5-pin Plug        Bulgin P3 (British Radio Gramophone Co.)
1    Neon tuning indicator, 4-pin base        Cossor 3184
1    Holder for above        Bulgin VH25
4    Ebonite shrouded terminals, A, E, Pick-up (2)        Belling-Lee "B"
1    Screened valve connector        Bulgin P64
1    Screened valve connector        Bulgin P65
1    Screw-on valve adaptor        Bulgin P68
5    SPST switches        Bulgin S80B
2    SPDT switches        Bulgin S81B
2    Lengths of rod, 9in. and 11in., for above        Bulgin
2    Knobs         Bulgin K14B
2    Knobs        Bulgin K16B
2    Reducing sleeves for above        Bulgin
1    Tapered volume control, 1 megohm        Reliance GLT
                                  (Ferranti, Claude Lyons, Magnum, Rothermel)
1    Potentiometer, 10,000 ohms        Haynes Radio (Kabi, Watmel)
1    Potentiometer, 50 ohms        Kabi Hum Balancer

Fixed condensers
2    0.0001 mfd. tubular        T.C.C. 300
1    0.015 mfd. tubular         T.C.C. 300
11    0.1 mfd. tubular        T.C.C. 250
1    0.0001 mfd.         T.C.C. "M"
3    0.0002 mfd.         T.C.C. "M"
2    0.0005 mfd.         T.C.C. "M"
2    50 mfds. 12 volts, electrolytic         T.C.C. "AT"
1    2 mfds. 200 volts, electrolytic         T.C.C. 561
1    8 mfds. 460 volts peak, electrolytic T.C.C. 562
  (Dubilier, Ferranti, Graham Farish, Peak, Polar-N.S.F, T.M.C. Hydra)

Resistances, 1 watt
1 100 ohms Dubilier
1 500 ohms Dubilier
3 2,000 ohms Dubilier
1 8,000 olinm Dubilier
3 10,000 ohm Dubilier
2 20,000 ohms Dubilier
2 30,000 ohms Dubilier
4 50,000 ohms Dubilier
1 100,000 ohms Dubilier
1 250.000 ohms Dubilier
1 1 megohm Dubilier
2 2 megohms Dubilier

Resistances, 2 watts
1 2,500 ohms Dubilier
1 7,000 ohms    Dubilier

Resistances, 3 watts
1 7,000 ohms Dubilier
(Amplion, Bryce, Erie, Ferranti, Graham Farish, Claude Lyons, Polar-N.S.F., Watmel)

2    Hammarlund double trimmers    Rothermel ST0220
3    Stand-off insulators    Bulgin SW45
2oz. No. I6. 2oz. No. 20 -tinned copper wire, 12 lengths Systoflex. etc.
5 Lengths screened sleeving        Harbros
Metal chassis complete with screws, nuts and washers        C.A.C. 
Valves: 2 VMP4, 1 X41, 1 WD40, 1 MHD4, 1 ML4        Osram
(Marconi)

POWER UNIT
1 Valve holder, 7-pin Clix Chassis Mounting Type
3 Valve holders, 5-pin        Clix Chassis Mounting Standard Type (Belling-Lee)
1 5-pin Plug Bulgin P3 (British Radio Gramophone Co.)
1 Mains transformer with screened primary Challis
Primary; 200/250 volts, 50 cycles. Secondaries; 350-0-350 volts 120 mA., 4 volts 2.5 amp. C.T., 4 volts 6/7 amp. C.T., 4 volts 2 amp. C.T.
(B.S.R., British Radio Gramophone Co., Bryce. Heayberd. Claude Lyons, Parmeko, R.I., Rich and Bundy, Sound Sales, Varley, Vortexion, Wearite)
1 Smoothing choke        Davenset 106
(Alternatives same as Mains Transformer above)

Fixed condensers
1 0.1 mfd. tubular        T.C.C. 250
1 50 mfds. 50 colts, electrolytic        T.C.C. 521
1 4 mfds. 460 volts peak, electrolytic T.C.C. 802
2 8 mfds. 460 volts peak, electrolytic T.C.C. 802
(Dubillier, Ferranti, Graham Farish, Peak, Polar-N.S.F., T.M.C. Hydra)

Resistances, 1 watt
2 100ohms     Dubilier
1 100,000 ohms        Dubilier
(Amplion, Bryce, Erie. Ferranti, Graham Farish, Claude Lyons, Polar-N.S.F., Watmel)

2oz. No. 16, 2oz. No. 20 tinned copper wire, 6 lengths Systoflex. etc.
Metal chassis complete with screws, nuts and washers        C.A.C.
Loud speaker 1,250 ohms field resistance and transformer for N41 valve W.B. Type EM/W
Valves: 1 N41, 1 MU14    Osram (Marconi)

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