1950's Tan Roberts RT1 Portable Transistor Radio
A copy of the Trader Service Sheet and a Colour copy of the Original RT1 Sales Leaflet
Serial No. T 19070
Introduced in April 1958 at £17.8s.9d+ purchase tax (Today's value over£480)
The RT1 was Roberts First Transistor radio and has MW/LW coverage and a ferrite rod aerial.
The RT1 model was designed by Leslie Bidmead.
This iconic classic RT1 Roberts Radio has been cleaned internally and externally and fully serviced and it is all in excellent cosmetic condition - all of the fittings are bright, the correct knobs are complete with their shiny brass inserts, a new identical fully stitched strap is fitted, the original "Roberts" badge is complete, the grille is clean , it has a clear tuning scale with slow motion tuning and the navy blue leathercloth is in excellent clean condition.
It has a ferrite rod aerial and is fitted with the usual Roberts ball bearing turntable base to turn the radio for the best reception. There is also a socket for a car or external aerial.
The radio is working very well on both wavebands.
This is a 6 volt radio and should not be used with a 9 volt battery. The correct 6 Volt battery is no longer available so a battery box holding 4 x 1.5 Volt "D" size cells is fitted to overcome the problem. (batteries are not included)
A beautiful Tan Roberts RT1 radio - they are becoming very rare especially in this complete and remarkable condition.
This is a 60 years old radio set and therefore it is normal to have some tiny signs of use but considering its age this RT1 is in absolutely amazing condition.
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This is a Roberts RT1 - a great item for serious vintage radio collectors!
A copy of the Traders Service Sheet plus a colour copy of the original sales leaflet are included in the sale.
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