compact set has medium and long waves and VHF. Produced 1964, it has
styling typical of the period. The wooden cabinet is veneered in mahogany
and has a pleasing warm colour with attractive grain but the construction is rather flimsy.
chassis is a single vertical panel, the valves and major components
projecting horizontally from this, being visible when the back is removed.
Most of the smaller components are located behind this metal panel, as is
much of the wiring. There is a three-push-button switch-bank for the
station selectors. The volume is combined with the on-off switch to the
left of the dial when viewed from the front, the tuning knob is on the
a difficult set to work on, although the rather insubstantial chassis
tends to fall about rather.
live chassis technology is used. Despite the flimsy casing, the sound
quality, surprisingly, is very good on a well-aligned example. There is
a similar Bush receiver housed in an alternative plastics case.
This 1950s receiver is
a big set by any standard, with an impressive specification. AC mains,
long, medium and short waves on AM plus VHF/FM. Tuning indicator, twin
loudspeakers plus an electrostatic tweeter. Piano-key selection, bass and
treble tone controls. Housed in an attractively veneered wooden cabinet.
It sounds superb, especially on VHF, with a lovely deep and resonant 'valvey'
key switches - on any receiver - can be a source of trouble as the
buttons become fragile with age and the switching action itself can
stiffen or fail to lock in place as each key is pressed.
A small table radio from the famous maker,
this mid-fifties offering is scaled down in every sense - choice is
limited to medium wave or VHF. Brown Bakelite cabinet, with sprayed
detailing. Perhaps not Bush's most attractive offering.