Skip to product information
1 of 9

1950s Red Roberts RT1 Two Waveband LW/MW Transistor Radio

1950s Red Roberts RT1 Two Waveband LW/MW Transistor Radio


Regular price £74.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £74.00 GBP
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout. Add to basket/cart for a shipping estimate based on postcode / zipcode

Low stock: 1 left

1950s Red Roberts RT1 Two Waveband LW/MW Transistor Radio 

This original 1950s Red Roberts RT1 Two Waveband LW/MW Transistor Radio is a British Made Portable Radio. Extremely well engineered and in working condition.

The design has proven so popular that it was revived for the digital age as the Roberts Revival 250. NB: the radio does not have FM/VHF. As this is a more than 60 years old radio it does have some age related defects, but in general it looks pretty good and will be a great addition to any radio collection. 

  • It has recently been fully checked, serviced, cleaned and polished. It is complete and original, and in fairly good cosmetic condition for its age.
  • The original red rexine leather cloth covered wood cabinet is intact and in fairly good condition: it does have black marks all over the surface resembling dirt, (which is engrained in the rexine and hasn't been removed by gentle cleaning), and a few black dots and superficial surface scuffs. The price has been reduced accordingly.
  • Radio is working on both MW and LW.
  • Cream bakelite knobs are in good condition and the display is still bright and colourful, albeit with some surface marks.
  • It has a good red leather carry handle and a rotating turntable disc on the base.
  • Original Roberts badge is bright and in good condition.


  • Wave bands: Medium Wave (MW) and Long Wave (LW) only from an internal ferrite rod aerial
  • Requires a 1.5volt LT and a 90 volt HT Batteries/ cells. The batteries are not included due to the difficulties in shipping.
  • The wooden case is finished in a red rexine leatherette cloth
  • It has a red leather handle.
  • A large hinged door on the back gives access to the battery compartment and valves.
  • Approximate Dimensions excluding handle(WHD): 25 x 16 x 11 cm / 9.8 x 6.3 x 4.3 inch

Additional Information:

Country: Great Britain (UK)

Manufacturer / Brand: Roberts Radio Co.Ltd., East Molesey, Surrey, UK

Year: 1958-1960 Category: Broadcast Receiver \ Reception principle Super-Heterodyne (Super in general) 

Loudspeaker: Permanent Magnet Dynamic (moving coil) 

or more Roberts Radios, please click on the following link.

View full details