With black bakelite cabinet and
white knobs. Three valves (+ rectifier), French scale.
In green: medium wave stations, in red: long wave
stations. The receiver has grid-leak detection. In Great Britain this radio was released in
March 1936; the radio pictured above was made in
Belgium. The radio operates on 110 and 250 volts AC or DC.
Both tuned coils have an iron core;
this may explain the name "Superferodyne", used for the
radio made in Haren.
import restrictions on the continent, Ekco set up a
small-scale manufacturing and distribution site in
S.A. Ekco Radio, Avenue de Schaerbeek, Haren (near
Brussels), as import duty
was levied by weight. The company initially used
components shipped over from Southend but gradually
began to use locally sourced components.
The factory only had a short existence.
Due to the deteriorating Belgian economy, Ekco Service
was dissolved on December 30, 1937. Ekco Radio also fell
Continental tubes EF5, EF6, CL4 and
CY1, heater circuit ballast and capacitors were used in this
set. In the English version the tubes VP13C, SP13C,
Pen36C and UR1C were used. The dial lamp was also
changed in the Belgian model. The English model has a
200V/12W lamp; in the continental version a much
smaller lamp in series with the filament circuit was used.