NATIONAL PANASONIC T100D
|NOTES||A set of particularly poor construction from the Matsushita Electric Industrial
Co Ltd. of Japanese. The sides are covered in some kind of rexine fabric,
disquising a material little better than cardboard and the standard of internal
construction little better.
There are a few odd things about this set. First is the unusual waveband combination of MW, SW1 (1.6-4.5Mc/s), SW2 (4.5-12Mc/s) and SW3 (12-26.1Mc/s). No doubt the S/W coverage was what, as their advertisments claimed, made the set "very popular with Commonwealth visitors and immigrants". Er, .. right. Clearly, the sound quality on these wavebands could never be described as "hi-fi" yet this radio is fitted with twin speakers.
Follow this link for advert showing range of products[72K], taken from "National News" for November 1966, published by Unamec Limited who were National's distributer in the UK.
Can't recall ever seeing a radio in which the tuning drive arrangements have been stuck as a lable on the inside of the rear cover. Circuit diagrams yes, tuning drives no !
|SERVICE DATA||Nope ... not that I'm bothered.|
|CURRENT STATE||Fairly good condition (bar where batteries must have leaked)|
Off a mate ~15 years ago who was going to throw it out.
Recently sold for peanuts ... I forget where.
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THE POST 1960 RADIO GALLERY
1st February 2003