Ed spots a Super-Power Long Range Panoramic 11-71 in “The Interview”

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Ed, who writes:

Whilst watching the 1998 movie The Interview on Netflix, I spotted a Kriesler Radio Company Super-Power Long Range Panoramic 11-71 made in Newtown (Sydney) Australia about
1:11 into the movie (the opening scene.)

More information here: https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/kriesler_11_71_117.html

I’d never heard of the Kriesler Radio Company before, probably because they were in Australia. The Super-Power Long Range Panoramic 11-71 was made in the late 50’s is beautiful, and it has interesting bandspread markings.

I agree, Ed! The bandspread/dial on the Kriesler is beautiful. I was not at all familiar with this Australian radio–thank you for sharing!

I’ll add this post to our ever growing archive of radios in film.

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One thought on “Ed spots a Super-Power Long Range Panoramic 11-71 in “The Interview”

  1. RonF

    Funny you both should mention how beautiful they are – personally, I’ve never much liked the look of most Krieslers of that era & general style, finding them dissonantly weird-looking, but each to their own. Some of the earlier Kriesler grams & tabletops are beautiful though. I’ll also admit that I find most vintage US radios either boring or ugly, so I guess there’s no accounting for taste 😉

    I’ve also got a soft spot for the slightly later 41-21 & 41-22 transistor portables – still a bit weird-looking, but my father had a 41-22 as his workbench radio when I was growing up. That one’s long gone, but I’ve been keeping an eye out for one at a decent price…

    FWIW, the 11-71 & similar are MW-only sets & don’t have a bandspread dial – what looks like one is in fact separate rows of station IDs for each Australian state. On the pic above you can see the rows for Victoria (VIC) & Western Australia (WA), with the not-quite-readable station IDs being the 2-alpha suffix (e.g. the “KZ” just readable on the VIC row = 3KZ, now 3KKZ on FM). The capital/major city stations are also in a slightly bigger font compared to the rural stations in each state.


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