20 April 2014

Bakelite Box - Ekco PB505

The alternating current PB505 was released by Ekco in 1939, and was available in both a wooden cabinet and this 'walnut' Bakelite one, the same chassis in each. There are nine push buttons for pre-set stations. The cabinet was shared with the AC-only PB507 and the AC/DC PBU505. A variant of the cabinet was used again, after WWII, for the more common A21, released in November 1945. The latter can be recognised by having five, instead of nine, push buttons.

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