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Ultra Electric Ltd., Western Avenue, London W3

1936 - 1939

Picture of console model T20 [6K] Picture of console model T30AW [6K] Picture of mirror lid T40AW [6K]
T20 T24 T30AW T40AW
DATE MODEL STYLE CRT VALVES RF NOTES PRICE
1937 T20 C 9" 15     £39-18-0
?1937? ?T20AW? C? 9"
1938? T22 T         £29-8-0
1937 T30AW C 9" 19   Inc. Radio £52-10-0
1937 T40AW C (Mirror) 12" 19   Inc. Radio £72-10-0
1939 T22 T 9"?       £29-8-0
1938? T24 C 12"       £39-18-0
1939? T50 T 9" 15 1ch S/Het   £30-9-0
1939? T52 T + Stand £32-11-0
1939? T54 T + Stand 19 Incl. 3-band radio £44-2-0

The T20AW may well never have existed and simply been a misprint. the 'AW' indicated "All Wave", a reference to a television that included a radio which the T20 did not.
Models T22 and T24 were shown at the 1938 Radiolympia.
The T50, T52 and T54 were shown at the 1939 Radiolympia and may not have actually entered production.

1946 - 1949

Picture of table model V470 [6K] Picture of D570 console with doors [6K] Picture of W570 console [5K] Picture of model D700 console with doors [6K]
V470 D570 / D5704 W570 / W5704 D700
DATE MODEL STYLE CRT VALVES RF NOTES PRICE
Mar48? V470 T 9" Mazda
CRM92
  1ch    
<=Sep48 V4704     Presumably fringe model ???
£67-0-6 £54-12-0
£12-8-6
?Aug48? D470 C+D       Based on V470. Shown at the British Industries Fair in May where it was announced as due for release in August. ~£120+tax
Nov48 D570 C+D 12" Mazda
CRM121
  1ch AC
£141-15-6 £115-10-0
£26-5-6
D5704   1ch
Fringe
AC
£144-7-0 £117-12-0
£26-15-0
Nov48 W570 C 12" Mazda
CRM121
     
£90-4-6 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
W5704   Fringe  
£92-16-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
Nov48 W470 C 9" Mazda
CRM92
    Looks similar to W570 but smaller
£77-6-8 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
W4704   Fringe  
£79-18-2 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
1949? V600 T 9" Mazda
CRM92
    Available for London and Birminghan
£54-0-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
1949? V601  
Sep49 D700 C+D 12"Mazda
CRM121
     
£125-0-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
49/50 D701      
49/50 W700 C 9"?      
£77-3-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
49/50 W701      

1950 - 1952

This is where model numbers get a little complicated (!) ; follow this link to description of model numbering systems.

Picture of table model V71 [7K] Picture of console model Y73 [4K]
V71 Y73 YA72
DATE MODEL STYLE CRT VALVES RF NOTES PRICE
? V71            
Sep51 VA72 T 12"
Mazda
CRM121B or
CRM123
17
(18 in fringe
versions)
1ch
S/Het
 
£x-x-x £48-11-0
£x-x-x
Sep51 YA72 C  
£x-x-x £66-13-3
£x-x-x
Sep51 YA73 C 15" Mazda
CRM151
Inc Radio
£x-x-x £95-3-0
£x-x-x
YE73 15" Emitron
15EP4
Apr52 Y84 C 15"
Mazda
CRM152A
17/18   Radio
£x-x-x £83-6-6
£x-x-x
Sep52 V80 T 12" 17 5ch
tuneable
 
£x-x-x £48-11-0
£x-x-x
Sep52 W80 C 12"      
£x-x-x £56-10-4
£x-x-x
Sep52 V84 T 15"
Mazda
CRM152A
17/18    
£x-x-x £64-9-8
£x-x-x
Sep52 W84 C 15"      
£x-x-x £73-3-8
£x-x-x
? Y730            

Models V84/Y84 : Some versions have one valve replaced by a selenium rectifier.

1953 - 1955

Picture of table model V9-17 [12K]
V9-17
DATE MODEL STYLE CRT VALVES RF NOTES PRICE
Aug53 V8-14²
V814
T 12" CRM123 18 5ch Provision for additional band III tuner.
Thyratron timebase in 1953 !? How quaint! And AC mains only too.
ERT 11Dec54 / Trader #1156
£x-x-x £50-5-4
£x-x-x
Sep53¹ V8-15²
V815
14" CRM141
or CRM142
£x-x-x £44-15-4¹
£16-2-9
Aug53 V8-17
V817
T 15"
CRM152B
19 5ch. Provision for additional band III tuner.
Trader #1162
£x-x-x £58-18-2
£x-x-x
W8-17
W817
C
£x-x-x £65-3-10
£x-x-x
Apr54 VT915 T 14" 20
(18 Mazda + 2 Mullard)
3ch
(One Band I plus any two Band III
 
£x-x-x £50-16-11
£x-x-x
Aug54 WT917 C 17"
£x-x-x £68-0-11
£x-x-x
Sep54 VT917 T
£x-x-x £59-16-5
£x-x-x
Notes 1. Details from Trader sheet ; ERT sheet gives November release at £47-18-3 + £16-2-9 tax.
  2. Each pair of model numbers appear interchangable !

1956 - 1959

Picture of table model 1762 [6K] Picture of table model V15-60 [8K]
1762 V15-60
DATE MODEL STYLE CRT VALVES RF NOTES PRICE
Sep56 V15-60 T 14"
CRM141
17 13ch Trader #1346
£68-5-0 £48-12-0
(£19-10-0)
V17-60 17"
CRM171
£80-17-0 £53-16-8
(£27-0-4)
W17-60 C 17"
CRM171
£86-2-0 £61-6-3
£24-15-9
W21-60 21"
CRM212
£115-10-0 £82-5-0
£29-5-0
Feb57 V17-50 T 17"
CRM172
  13ch There are 'A' and 'B' versions which differ in cabinet presentation only.
£72-9-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
May57 V21-50 21"
CRM212
£72-9-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
Jul57 VR17-52 T 17"
CRM172
14 12ch Includes VHF radio with magic eye indicator.
£77-14-0 £55-6-7
£22-7-5
WR17-52 C'lette
£84-0-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
Sep57? VR17-62 T 17"     Announced in June.
Fringe model. VHF radio with magic eye..
£82-19-0 £59-1-5
£23-17-7
Sep57? WR17-62 C 17"        
Aug57? WR21-60 C 21"      
£116-0-3 £82-5-0
£33-15-3
Aug57? WR21-62 C 21"     With VHF radio.
£120-15-3 £85-19-9
£34-15-3
Mar59 VR17-71 T 17" 110deg
CME1703
15 11 or 18ch (!?) Inc. VHF radio.

Trader #1442.
£69-6-0 £51-16-9
(£17-9-3)
VC17-73 C
£84-0-0 £60-9-6
(£23-10-6)
VR21-71 T 21"
CME2101
£80-17-0 £62-16-8
(£18-0-4)
VC21-73 C
£95-11-0 £71-9-5
(£24-1-7)
Mar59 V17-70 T 17" 12 Both 10ch and 13ch versions Trader #1454
£x-x-x £48-13-11
£x-x-x
Mar59 V17-72 Portable
£x-x-x £47-2-6
£x-x-x
Mar59 V21-70 T 21"
£x-x-x £58-18-1
£x-x-x
Aug59 V21-72 Portable
£x-x-x £58-2-5
£x-x-x

1960 - Onwards

DATE MODEL STYLE CRT VALVES RF NOTES PRICE
Apr60 V1780 T 17"
CME1705
13 13ch Edinum veneer finish
£64-2-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
VP1782 Caribbean blue and tropical red finish
Dec60 V1980 19"
CME1901
 
£68-5-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
Jun60 V2180 21"
CME2104
Edinum veneer finish
£78-15-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
VP2182 Caribbean blue and tropical red finish

 

Click for larger view [509K] Click for larger view [93K] Click for larger details [100K]
Models T22 and T24
Advert from August 1938
Link to larger view [509K]
V470
Advert from March 1948
Link to larger view [93K]
V470 / W570
Advert from March 1949
Link to larger view [100K]

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