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Vintage Radios: Bush VHF 61

Size (approx):

44cm x 29cm x 23cm (w,h,d)

Power: AC Mains 100-120V and 200-250V, 40-100 cycles.  Consumption 65W
Wavebands: MW (187 to 560m), LW (1070 to 1900), VHF (87.5 to 100 Mc/s)
Controls: Left knobs tone (outer) and volume (inner),  middle piano-switches for on/off, wave change and gramophone input select, and right knob for  tuning.
Design: Large black plastic case with gold painted trim and gold woven speaker cloth.  Knobs are silver capped and the magic eye escutcheon looks like something out of Flash Gordon.  Piano key selection of wavebands was very popular between 1955 and 1957.
Date: August 1956, priced at 20 8s 3d
Manufacturer: Bush Radio Ltd.  Serial No. 209/10517
Comments: Internal aerials for AM and FM reception, but external aerial socket fitted.  A well built radio with a lovely sound and plenty of power.  The speaker cloth on this example needs re-stretching; a common fault.  Never been touched inside, so obviously very reliable. Card back protudes much like a TV back allowing for a CRT. Trader sheet 1301.
Line up: ECC85, ECH81, EF89, EF89, EABC80, EL84, EZ80, EM81  (Mullard in place)