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
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