Marconiphone T73DAB
  • Battery: Ever Ready B126/Vidor L5512(90v HT) & Ever Ready AD38 or Oldham K782 (7.5v LT)
  • Mains power: AC 200-250V 50c/s
  • Wavebands: Medium 182-557m, Long 1090-1920m
  • Valve lineup: DK96, DF96, DAF96, DL96 and metal rectifier
  • Released: August 1958
  • Original price: 11 14s 2d (batteries and purchase tax extra)

Marconi were moving to the British standard design towards the end of the 1950's evidently - this model is cheaper (by 2) than the T24 portable of 1950 - and features the usual low-cost construction methods.

Although my example is rather grubby, this is actually a rather handsome set with careful use of gold/brass trim and a pleasant blue colour scheme.

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Last updated 3rd June 2006