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Vintage Radios: Ultra U626 (aka Troubadour)
Ultra Electric Products
: Ultra Y626 (aka Troubadour)

Size (approx):

30cm x 20cm x 14cm (w/h/d)

Power: AC  Mains 220-240V only
Wavebands: Two; LW (1200 to 2000m), MW (200 to 550m)
Controls: Left knob on/off/volume and the right knob for tuning centrally placed sliding switch for waveband select.
Design: Bakelite case in plum with cream plastic front. Brass metal speaker grill has fabric behind it.  Front knobs are a bit too shallow to turn easily.  Back  panel is now card.  Frame aerial on back panel, including ferrite noise reduction core.  Familiar Ultra ridges on the sides.
Date: September 1949 priced at 11 12s
Manufacturer: Ultra Electric Ltd.
Comments: A major change from the other portables; no battery capability so obviously meant as a second set.  Date is projected from the smoothing capacitor being labelled January 1950.  No other ID.
Line up: 10P13, 10LD11, 10F9, 10C1, U404 ( Mazda in place). In some cases the double diode triode valve, 10LD11 was substituted for with a Mullard URC41.