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Vintage Radios: Defiant R101

Size (approx):

29cm x 21cm x 14cm (w/h/d)

Power: AC or DC Mains only
Wavebands: Two; LW (1200 to 2000m), MW (200 to 550m)
Controls: Left knob on/off/volume and the right knob for tuning and push to wave change.
Design: Rounded spray painted cream with gold plastic speaker grill.  Gold on brown tuning scale with gold coloured knob caps unfortunately make quite a dull impact.  Aerial socket only with built-in ferrite rod aerial.  Stuck on logo looks an afterthought.
Date: c late 1950's
Manufacturer: Defiant (Co-operative Wholesale Society Ltd.)
Comments: Good condition, but quite dull really.  Push/pull wave change knob is liable to break.
Line up: UCH81, UBF80, UCL83, UY85 (Mullards in place)
History: Defiant was a brand from as far back as 1933, when the name was invented by the Co-op.  Main stream wholesales refused to supply the Co-op as their dividend (points) scheme was seen a discounting.  Co-op decided to defiantly make their own.  Ironic these days when loyalty schemes are the norm rather than the exception.