Alldry Portable Receiver N

Ever Ready Co. (GB) Ltd.; London

  • Year
  • 1951
  • Category
  • Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
  • ID
  • 71917

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 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 4
  • Main principle
  • Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 470 kHz
  • Tuned circuits
  • 6 AM circuit(s)
  • Wave bands
  • Broadcast (MW) and Long Wave.
  • Power type and voltage
  • Storage and/or dry batteries / 1.5 & 90 Volt
  • Loudspeaker
  • Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) / Ø 4 inch = 10.2 cm
  • Power out
  • 0.15 W (0.25 W max.)
  • Material
  • Leather / canvas / plastic - over other material
  • from
  • Model: Alldry Portable Receiver N - Ever Ready Co. GB Ltd.; London
  • Shape
  • Portable set > 8 inch (also usable without mains)
  • Dimensions (WHD)
  • 14.37 x 10.236 x 2.91 inch / 365 x 260 x 74 mm
  • Notes
  • Briefcase styled portable radio with large loop aerial in lid.

    Uses AD14 (LT)  and B107 (HT) battery packs for similar running time to B103 combo pack based sets, about 125 hours.

    Price excluded Purchase Tax.

    The Ever Ready N3 is the same basic design adapted for 25mA valves in 1954 or 1955 giving  then x2 life on the AD14.

    Specifications (from Ever Ready Service Manual)

    • MW 1563  to 560 kHz
    • LW 315 to 162 kHz
    • On/Off by cabinet lid switch
    • Consumption LT 250mA, HT 12.5mA DL92 Ia 5.5mA

    Compared to the later "N3", the drive cord is simpler (one side of scale) and the power switch is near the front opening. On both models the main panel is a painted steel pressing.

    The case height (in carry position) is inclusive of hinges, handle and catches. The bare cabinet is 246mm tall. The wieght excludes battery packs which add about 1.5kg. The cabinet depth and weight is slightly less than the later N3.

    The cabinet mix of plywood with hardboard top & bottom panels.The covering is vinyl and cloth Rexine like covering. The steel panel is hammerite like finish.

    Speaker mounts approximately 4.75" diagonal.

    The N to N3 design change is between Serial numbers  N619858 (an N) and N659420 (an N3)

  • Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg)
  • 3.1 kg / 6 lb 13.3 oz (6.828 lb)
  • Price in first year of sale
  • 9.50 GBP
  • Author
  • Model page created by Keith Watt. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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