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PHILIPS 785AX

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Front View [21K] TV4 Tuning Indicator

  • 1937
  • LW, MW and SW wavebands
  • 6 Valves (1821 rectifier, FC4, VP4B, PEN4DD,
    TDD4 plus TV4 tuning indicator).
  • AC Mains
  • Original cost £15 15s 0d
NOTES The most unusual feature of the set is the joystick control at the front. This is an example of the famous, or at least infamous "Monoknob". The single control can be used for volume, selectivity and tuning, all in one ! The waveband switch is a ring around the joystick.

The model 785AX was the second in a line of Monoknob sets, the first being the model 795 that had been released the previous year.

The tuning dial is a lift-up unit that normally lies flat.
SERVICE DATA Thanks to Arjan & Karin at "A World of Wireless" for supplying a copy of the Philips service manual.
CURRENT STATE This set has obviously been restored at some stage. The woodwork is good, but the speaker grill cloth is an aweful replacement.
WHERE FOUND Bought at the NVCF for 35. If you were at the September 1999 NVCF then the radio is shown on page 11 of the show brochure.

Rear View [18K]


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