|NOTES||Presumably this was the replacement for Philips 1958 model B3G97U.
The 97's twin UF80's in the VHF tuner have been replaced by a single UCC85
and the mechanics for the waveband switch are only half as silly.
Tuning arrangements are a little unusual ; by now ferrite rod aerials were in widespread use yet this set uses a simple internal loop aerial. In addition, the usual tuning capacitor is binned in favour of variable inductance ("permeability") tuning.
|SERVICE DATA||A copy of the "Trader" service sheet 1496 was on CD#1.|
|CURRENT STATE||A number of the Philips (and Stella/Cossor varients) used the same type
of printed perspex tuning scale, which is very prone to fading. However
this one is perfect and the rest of the front is super-clean too, just a
small amount of grime in on the controls.
Being quite a late valve set there is precious little wax or little black cap horrors and after reforming the main electrolytic and replacing the filter cap across the rectifier (just as a precaution), the set fired up and worked perfectly !
|WHERE FOUND||From the watery skip antique shop for £15.|
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31st August 2003