Wednesday, 27 April 2011

The Ever Ready Sky Leader LW/MW portable radio

This radio has been in the family some years,how many I had no idea untill I found the paper work for it.
It turns out to be some 51 years old and it still works!

Thats my mother on the left,the guy she is talking to is unknown to me.

My dad it seems may have  bought new old stock,that radio is dated as a 1957 model,check the link and scroll down the page.. (note,the dates do not match but this is the radio we have)

Ever Ready Sky Leader radio.
As ever I have checked up on the radio,from whats published that is a 1957 model radio,so sold as new old stock to my dad in 1960, the radio is now 54 years old!

Left click to read the deposit slips,which are dated 1961,making the radio only 50 years old?

My folks kept all bills that were important,I have had a good sort out and have found some stunners,some date to 1947! This purchase receipt says the new radio was bought in  1960,so 51 years back,when it cost seven pounds seven shillings.

My cousin,the then Sandra Jennings,now Thornell and living in Durban since around 1966,Sandra often camped with us and there she is listening to the Ever Ready Sky Leader portable radio.

More on this classic radio.

One of the first all transistor portable radios to be built in the UK, the Ever Ready Sky Leader remained in production for several years. This late example in a blue rexine covered wooden case and brass trim was built in 1962 and comes complete with its original shoulder strap.
Country: Great Britain (UK)
Manufacturer/Brand: Ever Ready Co. (GB) Ltd.; London
Year: 1958Type: Radio - or past WW2 tuner
Semiconductors (the count is only for transistors)6: OC44 OC45 OC45 OC78D OC78 OC78
PrincipleSuper-Heterodyne (Super in general); IF-Freq 470 kHz; 2 AF stage(s)
Wave bandsBroadcast (MW) and Long Wave.
Power type and voltageDry Batteries / 9 Volt
LoudspeakerPermanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) / Ø 4 inch = 10.2 cm
from Radiomuseum.orgModel: Sky Leader
MaterialLeather / canvas / plastic - over other material
ShapePortable, e.g. Portable Radio (with or without mains > 8 inch).
Dimensions (WHD)240 x 190 x 85 mm / 9.4 x 7.5 x 3.3 inch

 Dont you just want one too!


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