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On/Off and Volume Waveband Switch and Tuning
  • Released August 1950
  • LW, MW and SW Wavebands 
  • 5 Valves (ECH42, EF41, EBC41, EL41 plus EZ40)
  • A.C. Mains
  • Original cost £17 17s.
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A fairly individual design but knicking G.E.C.'s idea of painting parts of the bakelite case so that it appears to be wooden. However, Philips take things one step further and paint the remaining bakelight in a light tan colour.

Of course, being a Philips set there has to be some kind of complication, and this set takes the Philips pre-occupation with silly feedback to new heights !

Simple feedback circuit [9K]
SERVICE DATA A copy of the Trader service sheet #973 was on CD#1.
CURRENT STATE Reasonably tidy although there are a couple of hairline cracks on the top of the case. As the top is painted in a tan colour, the cracks are easilly masked. There are signs of previous repairs which will need to be investigated.

The controls are a tad wobbly too and will need sorting as this bugs me !
WHERE FOUND September 2001 National Vintage Communications Fair for £5.

Rear View [18K] EF80 Valve EF80 Valve UCH81 Valve UF89 Valve UABC80 Valve UL84 Valve UY85 Valve Ferrite Rod Aerial


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