Brand: Roberts
Product Code: RT1
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Rare Vintage 1950's STARDUST Roberts RT1 Portable Transistor Radio


Vintage 1950's 'Star Dust' Roberts RT1

Portable Transistor Radio


10" x 4" x 7"

Plus a copy of the Roberts RT1 Traders Service Sheet and a colour copy of the Original RT1 Sales Leaflet and operating instructions. 


The RT1 was designed by Leslie Bidmead and introduced in April 1958 at £17 8s 9d + purchase tax. It was Roberts First Transistor radio with MW / LW coverage and ferrite rod aerial.

In 1959 they introduced their limited edition RT1 radio called 'STAR-DUST' or 'STARRY NIGHT'

This rare RT1 Roberts Radio is all in excellent cosmetic condition - the beautifully designed black leathercloth covered cabinet with  stars and dots is in very nice clean condition. All of the metal fittings are present and it has the complete Roberts badge.  It still has its original control knobs with polished brass inserts. 

The grille is clean, it has a clear tunign scale and slow motion tuning.

The carry strap is original and complete

This is a lovely Limited edition Roberts RT1 radio - they are becoming very rare especially in this complete and great condition. 

It is an over 60 years old radio set and therefore it is normal to have some signs of use.

As usually my listings are provided with lots of clear close up photos of the item for sale in order to see the cosmetic condition in detail and judge for yourself.

This very rare Roberts radio would make a great addition to any vintage radio collection!  

As on all Vintage Roberts 1950s/60's radios this special 'Star Dust' / 'Starry Night' RT1 stands on the usual Roberts ball bearing turntable for the best reception.

The radio has been fully serviced and is in excellent working order on both wavebands and has a great sound performance from its large Rola loudspeaker. 

Note: - The Roberts RT1 is a 6 Volt Radio and should NOT be run on 9 Volts as some sellers are advising.  As a suitable 6 volt battery is no longer available a battery box to take 4 D size cells to overcome this problem is included (the batteries are not included)

A copy of the Traders Service Sheet plus a colour copy of the original sales leaflet is included in the sale.

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Buyers can choose to collect if this is more convenient.

International buyers please contact us for shipping cost.



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