R757 Roberts Portable 1990s Radio. Re-covered with Faux Ostrich Leather
This R757 Roberts Portable 1990s Radio is in very good used condition and unique! It is housed in a cabinet which has been professionally re-covered with yellow faux ostrich leather with a yellow goat leather trim.
Fully checked, cleaned and serviced, it is in excellent working order on all wavebands (FM/MW/LW), as well as being in very good cosmetic condition. You can see/hear it in the YouTube video below:https://youtu.be/KsMPMTwUr-Y
Sporting a matching faux ostrich leather covered carry handle, it stands on four rubber feet to aid stability and prevent furniture scratches. The top of the radio is gold in colour with black accents. There is a small mark in the teak on the front left hand side. The radio is complete with original knobs and Roberts badge.
The photographs have been taken both indoors and outdoors, hence the colour difference. The yellow is closest in colour to the photos taken indoors (darker yellow).
A retro ‘modern’ (over 20 years’ old) Roberts, which retailed for approximately £90 when new, and has since been superseded by the advent of the Roberts DAB Digital radio.
Height: 14cm (including the knobs)
Width: 24.5cm (including the handle)
The battery box is clean with no sign of any spills or rust. Reliable, chic stylish and a style icon, this beautiful radio would be a welcome addition to any radio collection or as a retro period statement piece home accessory.
Requires 6x 1.5v volt batteries/cells (not supplied due to the difficulty in shipping items with batteries).
The set has no transistors but three integrated circuits. There are sockets for a 9v mains power supply and earphone. Internal layout and circuitry identical to the Revival R250.
The radio has undergone a major strip down and restoration:-
- Teak side panels have been stripped and refinished with 3 coats of Danish oil.
- Top face has been polished to remove any scratches and looks pristine.
- Rexine has been replaced with a yellow faux ostrich leather and finished with a yellow goat skin trim
A perfect novel radio for the cat lover or for collectors of vintage radio!
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