More less-common radios

The oldest radio ever?

click the picture to see more

 I bought this little oak-cased radio described as a "Victorian Radio" but I think it looks nearer 1930?

Although no-one else bid for it I saw it had four plug-in coils included and as these usually fetch more than I paid for the radio it seemed to be a bargain.

Halcyon portable

click any of the pictures to see more

 This is a wooden-cased portable dating from late 1928 to early 1929. This is evident from the details on the station tuning-aid card fitted to the inside of the lid. The wavelength of Daventry is given as 1562 metres. It only occupied that wavelength for a short time, moving to it on November 11th 1928. Previously, it was 1604.8 metres and by July 1929 it had moved to 1554.4 metres.


Click the picture to see more pictures of the Umello

 An odd looking radio with an odd sounding name, this 5-valve set was made in 1930 and was run from batteries. It looks more like a loudspeaker than a radio but is obviously the latter as it has two dials, one for tuning and the other for volume, mounted diagonally at the top of the front panel

Lissen Skyscraper

Click the picture to see more

Return to the Vintage Radio page