1950s Vintage Red Roberts R66 2 Waveband Valve Radio
This 1950s Vintage Red Roberts R66 2 Waveband Valve Radio is a British Made Portable Radio. Extremely well engineered, it works directly from the mains, using the built in lead, or requires a 90volt HT and a 1.5volt LT Batteries (Cells).
As this is a more than 60 years old radio it may have some age related defects, but in general it looks stunning 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 pretty good cosmetic condition for its age.
- The radio is working on both MW and LW. NB: the radio does not have FM/VHF
- Original red rexine leather cloth covered wood cabinet is intact and in pretty good condition: it does have black marks, (which are engrained in the rexine and haven’t been removed by cleaning), and a few black dots and surface scuffs.
- Cream bakelite knobs are in good condition and the display is still bright and colourful, albeit with some surface marks.
- It has a very good red leather carry handle and a rotating turntable disc on the base.
- Original cream enamel Roberts badge is bright and in good condition.
The R66 is a 4 valve 2 waveband radio covering the medium and long wavebands from an internal ferrite rod aerial and featuring slow motion tuning. It was introduced in April 1956 at £13. 19s. 9d. (around £400 at today’s prices!)
- Wave bands: Medium Wave (MW) and Long Wave (LW) only from an internal ferrite rod aerial
- Work from the mains using the in built lead (AC only) or requires a 1.5volt LT and a 90 volt HT Batteries/ cells. The batteries are not included.
- 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): 26 x 18 x 12.5 cm / 10.2 x 7.1 x 4.9 inch
Country: Great Britain (UK)
Manufacturer / Brand: Roberts Radio Co.Ltd., East Molesey, Surrey, UK
Year: 1956 Category: Broadcast Receiver
Reception principle Super-Heterodyne (Super in general)
Loudspeaker: Permanent Magnet Dynamic (moving coil)
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