|NOTES||Probably amongst the last Ecko valve sets. Utilises a ferrite rod arial
which, by this time, had almost universally replaced the earlier frame wound
arial. Although it looked to be built on a PCB,
cleaning revealed that the "PCB"
was in fact a layer of dust covering a normal metal chassis.!
The 2-page advanced information data sheet for the set is dated July 1958. Use the following links to view the individual pages :-
Page 1[87K] : Photo and description
Page 2 [58K] : Technical details.
|SERVICE DATA||The service data was residing in the 1959/1960 "Radio And Television Servicing" book.|
|CURRENT STATE||Case was originally quite scruffy but it scrubbed up nicely with a touch of Brasso restoring a lovely shine to the bakelite case. The inside is one mass of cobwebs (which don't show up too well in the photo below). There are also signs of a wax capacitor having melted (looks like the one across the mains), the main electrolytic has an ominous bulge to it and a HT dropping resistor looks cooked ; a sure sign that some idiot just switched it on after a long period of non use.|
|WHERE FOUND||Junk shop for £15.|
|The picture opposite is of a transfer applied to the rear cover of the set, confirming that the set was supplied locally (I live around a mile from there!).|
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13th April 2003