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Front view  [33K]

  • Mid 50's
  • LW and MW wavebands
  • Five valves (UCH42, UF41, UBC41, UL41 and UY41)
  • A.C. / D.C. Mains
  • Original rental cost unknown.
NOTES Intended for use as a rental set, the construction is a little tougher than normal; for example, the grill (of which several versions are known) is actually a honeycomb structure.

In all respects, the internals appear about as standard as you can get, with a typical valve line-up, simple circuitry and, unfortunately, Hunts capacitors :-(
SERVICE DATA Nope :-(
CURRENT STATE Very dusty inside - i.e., untouched. The heat from the dropper resistor tends to cause a crack in the top of the case on these models but this one is OK.
WHERE FOUND May 2004 NVCF for £20.

Rear view [28K]UCH42 valveUF41 ValveUBC41 ValveHot UL41 ValveVery hot UY41 valveVery VERY hot mains dropperFerrite Aerial
Note the slight blackening of the case above the dropper resistor, UY41 and UL41
(on the right in above picture). The heat buildup here often leads to the case cracking.

Unlike many sets of the era, the loudspeaker is connected via a connector
which helps servicability. However I'm amazed that the speaker wires
survived given that they are caught between the UY41 rectifier
and a stinking hot UL41 !
Under-chassis view [21K]
Fairly simple looking design, spoilt only by the Hunts capacitors.


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