1930's Lafayette ham Radio Pair
Professional 9 Superhet
This kit radio was also designed by Frank Lester and it came out in 1935, the same year National was selling the HRO. According to Lester, many hams who could afford a nice HRO still wanted to build their own receiver, so he made this kit.
Lafayette Trutest Transmitter
I found this nice 1937 Lafayette Truetest transmitter (Jr.) through a newsletter with photos of a radio meet I didn't attend.
The Trutest is a three stage transmitter producing 25-watts out on 20, 40, 80 or 160-meters, sold for $22.50 wired and tested with one set of coils. It's tube line up is a triode 56 hot-cathode oscillator driving a 53 high-mu dual-triode with it's sections wired in parallel. This in turn drives a pair of 46 tubes connected in parallel. The power supply was an additional $8.50, or you could build your own.