Sunday, August 21, 2005

The warm hum of a valve wireless

Philips 'Superinductance' Model 274A by Philips Lamps Ltd. First Marketed 1934. Four valves and a valve rectifier. AC. Table Model. MW/LW. Walnut veneered plywood cabinet. 16in x 13.5in x 8.5in Original Price. £9.9s.0d (£9.45). A triumph of British design and technology (Hurrah).

The Lion, carved from a single piece of mahogany, is most likely a souvenier from the British Empire Exhibition held in Wembley in 1924.

It works very well. This radio is one of the prides of our collections.

Have we missed The Archers Omnibus?

*Technical details compiled with help from the best book on vintage British wireless:
Radio! Radio! by Jonathan Hill
Details here

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