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Vintage Radios: Philips 141U

Size (approx):

31cm (max) x 20cm(max) x 14cm (w/h/d)

Power: AC  Mains 220-250V only
Wavebands: Two; LW (1200 to 2000m), MW (200 to 550m)
Controls: Left knob on/off/volume and the right knob for tuning. Toggle under right knob selects wave band.
Design: Brown bakelite case front and back with gold painted trim. Perspex tuning scale and loudspeaker grill with matching (gold capped) Perspex knobs.  The Perspex lights up when the radio is on which is quite nice to look at.  Back bakelite panel removes with four screws but it also has a bottom card panel attached with four screws.  Moulded carry handle, feels solid and well built - lovely!
Date: 1954, originally priced at 11 18s 6d plus tax
Manufacturer: Philips Electrical Ltd, 141U-15 Serial No. M24536
Comments: Slightly redesigned idea from the previous 1952 model 310A which also had a one-piece Perspex scale and grill that lights up.  Most samples I have seen have crack/crazed Perspex, especially around the fixing screws.  Also available in red, but I've never seen one.  Doesn't run off batteries so obviously designed as a second set / transportable. Power consumption 70W.  Base label states "Protected under British Patent Nos. 444723, 460871, 463604 and 522731.  This receiving set is supplied on the express condition that it is not resold to the public below manufacturer's current price list and that no allowance, bonus, rebate, gift or other consideration is given or made in connection with its sale.  PG.005.23.0"
Line up: UL41, UY41, UBC41, UCH42, UF???, Mullards in place