set was threatened with the local
tip if it didn't sell on ebay. Now.. the secret of selling stuff
on ebay is not to say how bad it is but to stress the attributes,
even though these may be hard to find... hence frequent use of
"deco" or "rare".
To threaten the recycling centre netted
this model a princely £1 but the seller, Jamie Medhurst,
not only kindly delivered it, but waived his pound as well. I
hope I can refurbish this little set to its former glory.
The set was one of a range of five models,
the 500, 501AC, 500U, 502 and 520 using the same chassis and
introduced between 1950 and 1954. This 520 was sold in 1954 for
£15:15:0d plus purchase tax (like VAT but higher). It has
three wavebands and employs octal valves.