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Vintage R701 Roberts Radio Refurbished With Orla Kiely Style Fabric

Vintage R701 Roberts Radio Refurbished With Orla Kiely Style Fabric


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Vintage R701 Roberts Radio Refurbished With Orla Kiely Style Fabric

This Vintage R701 Roberts Radio Refurbished With Orla Kiely Style Fabric is one of the last traditional British Made transistor radios by Roberts in the 1990s.

Since the old fabric had perished, the cabinet has been re-covered with an Orla Kiely style plastic fabric, which makes it great for use as an accompaniment to activities in the kitchen, craft room or garden: (just remember to bring it back indoors!). The fabric comprises petal shapes in muted shades of pink and green.


The Roberts R701 is a 3 waveband radio (MW/LW/FM)

  • Switchable AFC provides accurate tuning and good station locking on FM.
  • This radio has sockets for a headphone and a DC9 volt socket for an external mains adapter
  • Telescopic aerial for FM, and ferrite aerials for LW and MW.
  • Wave bands: Medium Wave, Long Wave, and FM
  • The wooden case is finished with an Oral Kiely style plastic fabric, with solid teak ends.
  • The same fabric covers part of the black plastic handle.
  • A large hinged door on the base gives access to the battery compartment.
  • Requires 6 x 1.5volt size ‘C’ Batteries/ cells. The batteries are not included.
  • Approximate Dimensions excluding handle(WHD): 25.5 x 16.3 x 8.0cmm / 10 x 6.4 x 3.1 inch

This radio has recently been fully checked, serviced, cleaned and polished. It is in very good working order and has a fantastic sound quality. The tuning dial is very clean & bright, the original knobs and push buttons are in good condition.

As this is a more than 20 years old radio it may have some very small age related defects, but in general it looks stunning and will be a great addition to any radio collection.

To view a user manual, please click on the following link.

Additional Information:

  • Country: Great Britain (UK)
  • Manufacturer / Brand: Roberts Radio Co.Ltd., East Molesey, Surrey, UK
  • Year: 1993 Category: Broadcast Receiver
  • Reception principle Super-Heterodyne
  • Loudspeaker: Permanent Magnet Dynamic (moving coil)
  • Net weight: 1.3 kg

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