Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Monti, who knows that I have a serious affinity for 1940s era receivers. Monti writes from his home in Australia:
I had to send you this link Thomas. I’ve never seen this model before but what a stunning shape for a 40’s piece.
Look at this on eBay:
Mullard Meteor 600A Vintage Art Deco Bakelite Valve Radio c.1947
Lovely! While I could never pay $485.00 AUD for a non-working radio, I can certainly appreciate this gorgeous and unique design with radiating speaker grill louvres.
Check out this beautiful “meteor” dial:
What a stunning radio!
Here are a few more pics I snatched from the eBay listing:
Thanks for sharing, Monti!
Any lucky SWLing Post readers in Australia or New Zealand own one of these Mullards?
“I have a serious affinity for 1940s era receivers”. Small wonder, they knew industrial design in those days. The only one today that comes close (for shortwave) is the grundig satelit 750. If any modern radio maker is interested in sales make a retro style art decco style radio
Stunning! What wonderful workers of the
profound were the commercial designers
of that period.
And many of the radios worked well, too.
Now that’s one gorgeous bakelite receiver, both inside and outside. The cabinet and dial are a real thing of beauty. Remarkable is the old habit of pasting the complete schematic on the set, very neat. Wonder how it does with only two tubes doing the reception job. Cannot tell for sure from the pictures and my little experience if it is a superhet or not. By the 40’s it likely is, but seems to have only one IF transformer (I think it is) just before the output tube.
Beutifull vintage mantel radio.I like the look of those oldie valves !!Yes they were amongst the best in radio back in their days.Families would gather arround the dinning room table to listen to the news of the world dueing the War years on those lovely radios.They had whats known as “Bakelite” moulded plastic caseings,or cabinates.Never to be seen these days.