This 5-valve receiver was first manufactured in 1954; there was also a bakelite cabinet version released around this time. This radio was able to switch between 7 short wave bands as well as the medium and long wave bands. An unusual and interesting feature was the fact that it was able to tune the Maritime Trawler band a frequency shared by radio amateurs and various navigational beacons. This receiver has undergone a complete restoration in our museum workshop and is now in full working order.

The retail selling price was £18.5s.8d including purchase tax when it was released in 1954.

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The average working wage in 1954 was £6.4s.10d for a 47 hours week.
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