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Vintage Radios: Philco A-535B

Size (approx):

38cm x 25cm x 20cm (w,h,d)

Power: AC Mains (200-229V,or 230-250V, 50-100 cycles)
Wavebands: LW (1000 to 2000m). MW (200 to 550m). SW (6m to 18m)
Controls: Left knob on/off/volume, middle knob for tuning, and right knob for wave change/Gramophone select.
Design: Large warm-brown bakelite case with rounded edges and two painted inset stripes. Woven speaker grill in cream and gold thread.  Large tricolour tuning scale with three bulbs to make it bright.
Date: 1947
Manufacturer: Philco Radio & Television Corp of Gt. Britain Ltd, Perivale, Greenford, Middlesex.  Serial No. AB21U62.
Comments: This lovely art-deco design feels as solid as a house.  It took the longest time (2 years) I've ever spent - trying to find the missing bits.  Inside sticker is Part No. G.C. 7026.  There was a wooden cabinet version - A535W.  No internal aerial but it does have a gramophone input, selectable from the front switch, common of its era.
Line up: 6KEG, 6K7G, 6V6G(T), 6Q7G, 5Z4G, Brimar in place