In Bakelite cabinet with reddish
brown lacquered wooden panel behind the knobs. The knobs
form left to right: tone control, on/off/volume, wave
range switch, tuning.
With medium wave (160-585 meters) and
two short wave ranges (13,7-45 meters and 45-160 meters). The
intermediate frequency is 452 kHz.
The scale is illuminated form the
back. The scale lamp is a heavy duty one (Philips 8091D: 6,3 volts
at 0,64 A).
The indicator is made of
rod-shaped glass lens, the tuned station is shown by a
stripe of light.
A connection for antenna and earth
are situated at the back, as well as a connection for a
gramophone and an extra loudspeaker. A switch makes it
possible to choose between radio and gramophone.
A date stamp on the loudspeaker
indicates that the radio was made in September 1940. The
radio was used in the former Dutch East Indies and
returned to the Netherlands after WWII. With many thanks
to Daan Alers, who gave me this radio.
The original price was f 187,50.
There was also a radio for AC/DC: the 494U. The price of
that receiver was f 205,-.