Pye P131MBQ 'Jewel Case'
  • Batteries: Ever Ready B126 or Vidor L5512 (90v HT) & Ever Ready AD38 or Vidor L5048 (7.5v LT).
  • Mains: AC only 200-250V 50Hz
  • Wavebands: Medium 200-550m, Long 1100-2000m
  • Valve lineup: DK96, DF96, DAF96, DL96 plus full-wave metal rectifier (Westinghouse 16RE2181)
  • Released: May 1955
  • Original price: 13 5s 4d (purchase tax and batteries extra)

Of all the portable radio manufacturers of the time, Pye seemed to have some of the better designs - like I said. They were certainly not afraid to use brightly polished chrome in their otherwise plain handbag portables.

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Last updated 3rd September 2001