"All Electric" superheterodyne receiver for
direct current (DC) mains
With a split circular dial
surrounding the speaker and an anodised copper "Willow
Tree" design grille, double pointer, in architectural
mahogany coloured Bakelite case in the Art Deco
"Odeon-front" style, with sloped stepped fringe and
out-swept sides with carry pockets (the
radio is quite heavy: 17,7 lb),
twin knob and switch control to the front. An early
example of a mass-produced mains table wireless.
Above: an accurate model of
the SH25 as
a novelty radio. It has medium wave and FM
and it uses two penlight batteries.
are 11 x 10.4 x 4.8 cm. This model was made in
This is the DC mains version with five
series tubes. Two wave bands: medium wave
(200-550 meters) and long wave (1000-2000 meters). It
is Ekco's first superhet.
The design is by J.K. White. The
RS3 (1931) is of similar design. The SH25 has a double
travelling cursor; the RS3 only has one cursor
and was the first set to have the stations marked on the