Oak cabinet with ebonite front
and knobs. For medium wave and long wave.
Probably made by Ward &
Goldstone Ltd., Pendleton, Manchester.
Gamage also sold a one valve and a two valve
set, in an almost identical cabinet. The antenna coil had to be rewound. The
volume control knob operates a thin metal plate that
is situated between the antenna coil and the
Listen to "I've
never seen a straight banana" by the orchestra of
sung by Maurice Elwin, recorded on November 25,
Binding posts for the
loudspeaker, phones, batteries, aerial and earth.
Left the detector;
in the middle and on the right two lf tubes.
In the middle the antenna coil;
behind it the feedback coil. Between both coils a thin metal
plate is visible. This metal plate can be turned left
and right and acts as volume control. Left
and right two lf
transformers (1:5 and 1:3).
Text on the inside of the lid.
A large number of these radios were
offered to the wholesale market in this advertisement of
Arthur G. Herod & Co.in The Wireless and
Gramophone Trader of June 14, 1930.
Despite the text "modern wireless sets",
it does not appear that this advertisement related to a
recently manufactured type of radio.The appearance and technical design are
rather old-fashioned for a radio that was offered in
In this period the demand turned
rather quickly to receivers with
mains power ("All-Electric"
The price is very low, taking into
account that - in case of the three-valve radio - the
price of the tubes was 25/6.
A random (brand) name could be placed in
a rectangular area at the bottom left of the front.