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PERDIO PORTORAMA MKII

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Front View [23K]

  • August 1962
  • 8½-inch C.R.T.
  • 13-channel Bands I/III
  • 1 Valve + 26 transistors + 13 crystal diodes.
  • A.C. mains, external 12V Battery
    or internally fitted batteries.
  • Original Cost : £53 0s 5d + Tax
NOTES
Perdio were a relatively small manufacturer formed in the second half of the 1950's and specialising in the production of transistor radios. The Portorama was their first "all transistor" T.V., although trading standards may have something to say about the valve EHT rectifier.

Although the predecessor of this model, the MKI of 1961, is often quoted to be the first British portable transistor T.V., they were probably pipped to the post by both Pye (with their model TT1) and Ferguson (with their 'Transvista' model), both of whom had shown "production" sets in 1960.
SERVICE DATA The service data is available on the TV Service Data CDROM.
CURRENT STATE Needs a clean, but basically complete with original aerial and battery cover which are so often broken or missing.

However, some of the cores look like Barry the Bodger had a screwdriver to play with :-(
WHERE
FOUND
Bought privately for £45.
Case [18K]
Main controls mounted on the top of the set, with VHF
channel selector to the side.
Chassis [16K]Chassis [20K]
Nothing much to see inside except a solitary EHT rectifier valve.

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