This ex-army set was the
type often used for general entertainment in the forces, such
as in the NAAFI. As such it was very popular in the government
surplus marketplace for home use as just after the war domestic
receivers were hard to come by at a sensible price. This receiver
would have cost a buyer under £8, about half the price
of a shop-bought set.
A weakness is the dial. In this
example the last owner gave up and rather than correct any defficiencies
placed an old contractor in its place, thus making proper restoration
As you can (almost) see power
unit is external to the radio.