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circa 1960/61 Perdio Londoner PR 7

Small portable, nylon cabinet
6 5/8 x 4 1/16 x 1 3/4 inches / 168 x 103 x 45 mm
2-band MW/LW, seven transistors (Mullard, OC44, 2x OC45, OC71, 2x OC81, OC81D), superheterodyne circuit
One 9-volt battery
Manufactured by Perdio Electronics Ltd.; London

This Londoner radio shared the same chassis, pc board, and transistor complement as its predecessor, the Perdio Piccadilly, but its cabinet had a much more contemporary design for the times.

On this set, as on the earlier Piccadilly, both the LW and MW bands are calibrated simply in meters — most other European LW/MW radios didn't display the LW band in meter calibrations but rather designated by name the few LW broadcasters at their spots on the tuning dial.

Perdio Londoner PR 7

Perdio Londoner PR 7

pc board

chassis — click on the photo for a larger image

a nicely painted speaker housing

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