The radio inside the canoe-bookcase with the black cabinet is a Hallicrafters model S-53A general purpose receiver covering 540 Khz to 54.5 Mhz in 5 bands (circa 1951 to 1959). Like its contemporaries, the S-53A was designed to use tubes including the 6BA6 (mixer, 1st & 2nd IF amplifiers), 6H6 (detector), 6C4 (oscillator), 6K6GT (AF output), 6CS7 (AF amplifier, BFO), and 5Y3GT (rectifier). The original price when this radio was introduced in 1951 was $89.50. At nearly 20 lbs, this would have been a tough piece of gear to lug around the jungle (other than on a boat).
|Disneyland Jungle Ride Listening Post|
|Disneyland Jungle Ride Listening Post - love the canoe transformed into a bookcase|
|Disneyland Jungle Ride Listening Post - this scene simply oozes adventure|
There is a little AM radio on the upper left in the canoe. Not sure what make and model it is. Please send an email with the make and model if you know it.
If you find yourself in Disneyland, do wander over to the Jungle Cruise and have a look at all the interesting items as you snake through the queue. It is more interesting and entertaining than the typical Disney queue.
Good DX and 73, NJ2X
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