This 5 valve superhet receiver was first introduced in 1955. Housed in a moulded plastic case it was able to tune the mediumand long wavebands. An internal ferrite rod aerial was also featured for easy reception.

Some of these little sets were used by Radio rentals, a cable radio rental company. Radio rentals started trading in August 1930 and by its silver jubilee in 1955 had over 280,000 radio subscribers. Most of its radios were made by Ekco Ltd.

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Radio rentals ceased trading in August 1965, today the company is known as Box Clever,a national television rental company. Few people would need or want to rent a radio now due to their low cost compared to the 1950s.
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