30 March 2012

Echo of Another Time

































The upright Ekco AD77 tabletop radio of 1936 was designed by Serge Chermayeff, one of the architects behind the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea. It was possibly the first radio to have an angled tuning dial that ran almost the full width of the cabinet. The set was available in both walnut (pictured) and black Bakelite, and in AC-only (AC77), battery (B67) and accumulator/vibrator (BV67) versions. A different radio, the AC-only AW87, was housed in the same cabinet. Best enjoyed in evening dress and with a Sobranie Cocktail.




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