Monday, May 18, 2015

Help! What Is This Radio??

I bought this radio from an antiques place the other day for £12. It is in full working order so I couldn't leave it there for that price. It has a plastic face with a metal speaker and is cased in red snake skin with a handle on the top.

It is a long wave, medium wave, short wave and FM receiver with a band select knob, volume/on/off knob and tuning knob. It also has a telescopic antenna that is in mint condition and runs off a 240v mains lead with a 3 amp fuse or alternatively a 9v battery.

The weird thing is that I don't know what it is. It has Elliot-Ness on the front but Google comes up with nothing matching that name or manufacturer. Elliot-Ness comes up with Eliot Ness who was a rights activist.

If anyone know who makes this radio or the model number then please let me know!

Thanks for reading!

73's, Lewis M3HHY.

Manchester, UK.


  1. They were everywhere in the early 70's, could be badged anything.
    Cost was £5 which was cheap for a radio, but still a lot of money. Took C type batteries which generally leaked all over the insides, especially if the battery charge switch had been used.

  2. I knew you'd have an answer for me Dave! Thanks for the reply :)

  3. Nice to see one in action again! Both me and my brother had one back in the day, Radio 1, radio Luxembourg ... nostalgia :)

    1. Not a bad radio at all, plenty to listen to on there anyway and for £12 I'm happy with it. Cheers Dave :)