Vidor CN414 Attaché
  • Battery: Vidor L5512 (90v HT) & Vidor L5040 (1.5v LT)
  • Wavebands: Medium 180-550m, Long 1150-1900m
  • Valve lineup: DK91, DF91, DAF91, DL94
  • Released: May 1951
  • Original price: £10 17s 1d (purchase tax and batteries extra)

This Vidor features a lid-mounted on/off switch and breaks no new ground in terms of design. Vidor concentrated on the suitcase/handbag/attache case design until the late 1950's - perhaps because the overhead of a fabric covered wooden case was proven, cheap and could be offered in many colours.

Of interest here is the deck appears to be a precursor, in some elements, for other models. Certainly, the dial is reminiscent of the earlier CN396 but the knob & slide switch suggest the CN420.

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Last updated 19th May 2002