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Royal de Luxe Shortwave Radio

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum of the National Archives and Records Administration

U.S. National Archives

U.S. National Archives

Floor model Royal de Luxe Centrum Radio, Type GW116, by A.B. Gylling & Co. in a walnut cabinet. A map of Europe on the front of the radio lights up the name of a city when its wave length is tuned in. Directional information is printed on the plastic sheet that is attached to the four knobs of the radio. Speaker at the bottom is covered by fabric. Presented to Franklin D. Roosevelt by the Crown Prince and Princess of Norway. FDR Library Museum Collection, MO 1953.741.

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  • Title: Royal de Luxe Shortwave Radio
  • Creator: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum of the National Archives and Records Administration
  • Location: Stadsgården, Sweden
  • Physical Dimensions: Floor model Royal de Luxe shortwave radio in walnut cabinet. Dimensions overall: 36" high x 20 1/2" wide x 15" deep

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