Custom 40 Valve

Custom 40 Valve ; Reliance Radio. (ID = 1873706) Radio
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Custom 40 Valve ; Reliance Radio. (ID = 1873706) Radio
Reliance Radio.: Custom 40 Valve [Radio] ID = 1873706 445x608
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For model Custom 40 Valve, Reliance Radio.(York)(Sky-Raider); Sydney:
“Sydney Morning Herald” (NSW) on the April 3, 1950
Country:  Australia
Manufacturer / Brand:  Reliance Radio.(York)(Sky-Raider); Sydney
Year: 1950 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 40:
Main principle Superheterodyne (common)
Wave bands Broadcast (BC) and FM or UHF.
Details Record Player (perh.Changer)
Power type and voltage Alternating Current supply (AC) / 230-260 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil)
Power out
from Model: Custom 40 Valve - Reliance Radio.YorkSky-Raider;

An article in the “Sydney Morning Herald” (NSW) on the April 3, 1950 describes a custom built 40 valve radiogram on show at the Sydney Royal Show.

The article stated; “But the biggest of all wireless sets in the Hordern Pavilion is a 40 Valve custom built model shown by the Reliance Radio Co. Priced between 400 and 500gns, it includes a home recording outfit, an automatic record changer, and is fitted for frequency modulation reception.”

It is likely that such a high-end unit had also shortwave reception.

Price in first year of sale 525.00 Aus£
Mentioned in -- Original prospect or advert (“Sydney Morning Herald” (NSW) on the April 3, 1950)

Model page created by Gary Cowans. See "Data change" for further contributors.

All listed radios etc. from Reliance Radio.(York)(Sky-Raider); Sydney
Here you find 44 models, 36 with images and 1 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.