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Ekco 'Mains Drive', three-valve radio receiver, 1929.

Hills, Jennie

Ekco 'Mains Drive', three-valve radio receiver, 1929.
2 5 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 17cm


By the late 1920s, with one household in three conected to mains electricity, all-electric radio sets were becoming increasingly popular. This particular model, manufactured by E K Cole and Co Ltd, was available in both AC and DC versions. It features single-knob tuning, the second dial being the 'reaction'control.

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