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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 9:03:44 PM on 2 August 2014.
Brad's avatar
 Location: Greenwich, NSW
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In more than 25 years of collecting radios I have never before seen this on an Australian radio. This console has no face.

Faceless Audion


A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 10:32:19 PM on 2 August 2014.
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Weird and ugly. Can't have sold too many of those!

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 12:41:05 PM on 3 August 2014.
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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Weird and ugly. Can't have sold too many of those!

I doubt this radio was ever originally sitting on a showroom floor waiting for someone to love it. It looks more like someone forgot to cut the hole out for the escutcheon or the chassis never belonged to the cabinet to begin with. The tuning gang on the chassis looks like it was designed for a cabinet with a keyhole dial. Radio & Hobbies has advertisements for "faceless" console cabinets directed at the small retailer and hobbyists. This would be a fine looking radio if it had a keyhole escutcheon fitted.

There was a recent thread here regarding Radion receivers:-


The Radio Trade Annual of 1938 list for Harris as follows:-
Harris. D., & CO., 140 Rundle Street, Adelaide, S.A., C6122 (2 Lines).
Partners, D.T. Harris and S.D. Harris. Manufacturers of "Radion" Radio Recievers. Distributors.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 6:09:21 PM on 3 August 2014.
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 Location: Bathurst, NSW
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Most strange, seems to be missing the rectifier valve, most likely an 80.

Really can't understand the selling point. Some sort of budget radio perhaps ?

Only has two valves in the reciever so would only have been a local operation in town type of set.

Very odd.

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