Vintage Hacker Mini Herald RP17A
2 Waveband Portable Transistor Radio
9.75" x 7" x 4"
The RP17A Mini Herald is a MW/LW Hacker from 1965 when it was introduced at £18 7s 6d including purchase tax which value today is equal to £376 !!!
This Mini Herald looks stunning, it's very rare to see a radio of this age in this cosmetic condition. It is completely original in every respect and has not been modified in any way.
As is usual with Hackers, it has a separate audio module which still gives great quality sound from the 6" X 4" large elliptical loudspeaker.
There is an 8" internal ferrite rod aerial with provision to plug in an external or car aerial. A personal headphone socket is also provided. It has rotary tuning and volume controls plus push button on/off and waveband selectors.
The radio is housed in a strong wooden cabinet covered in bright red coloured leathercloth. It has a strong red stitched leather carry strap.
The control knob caps, dial markings and grille etc. are gold coloured and look perfect.
This more than 50 years old Mini Herald Radio is all original and it is in absolutely excellent, near mint cosmetic condition considering its age- with no scratches, rips or tears or missing components. It is very clean externally and internally. The gold coloured fittings are bright and shiny. The original knobs and push buttons are in pristine condition. As this is a more than 50 years old radio it is normal to have some small age related marks or imperfections.
I have provided lots of clear close up photos in order to see the cosmetic condition in detail.
This is a rare opportunity for any vintage radio collector to add this remarkable near mint Hacker Mini Herald to their collection.
The radio has been fully checked and serviced and is working very well on both wavebands with scratch free controls and has the usual geat quality Hacker sound.
It requires two PP7 9Volt batteries (not supplied)
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