Superheterodyne receiver
Three valve (+ rectifier) radio designed to operate on short, medium and long wave. In a round walnut coloured Bakelite cabinet. Circular perspex dial with travelling cursor and scale lamp. "Florentine bronze" loudspeaker surround.
Behind the scale scale, printed in three colours, a moving light illuminates a part of the scale during tuning.
The knobs from left to right: wavelength swich, tuning, on/off/volume control.
It is the fifth and last Ekco radio in a series of round radios. The first was the AD65 from 1934. There is also a black variant with a chrome ring around the speaker. The radio, after a design by Well Coates (see photograph on the right, made in the 1950s) was shown at the exhibition "Britain can make it", which took place in the Victoria and Albert Museum from 24 September to 31 October 1946. At this exhibition, the British industry showed what they could do shortly after the war.
The original price was 14 guineas.
Data Valves
Serial number: 08005
Dimensions (whd): 33 36,8 19,1 cm
Made in: 1946
Purchased in: 2009
Sold in: 2024
Voltages: 200-250 volts
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What was broadcast in 1945?


Listen to "Takin' the trains out" door Teddy Foster and his Band, vocals by Betty Kent, recorded in The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, July 25, 1945

Front with lighted cursor
Back Advertisement in Radio Times, August 2, 1946
Ekco A22 Installation and operating instructions

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