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VIDOR 'MY LADY MARGARET' BATTERY PORTABLE WIRELESS, 1954
Vidor "Lady Margaret" model CN429 is a four valve 2-band Superhet personnel portable in a wooden case working from an "All Dry" Battery only. Its Lid has a switch which turns on the radio when opened. The valves used are:- DK96 - DF96 - DAF96 and DL96. This is the battery only version of Accession No1034.The 'My Lady Anne' portable. In June 1954 this cost £9-2s-10d PT Extra.
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- I remember listening to the Jack Jackson show back in the mid-Sixties. He interspersed his music selection with short clips from a comedy show. One week, he featured an episode where Tony Hancock had read a "whodunnit" book - only to find that the last page (revealing the killer) was missing. Hancock tried every way to locate another copy of the book. At last he found one and turned to the last page ... I was sitting on the floor listening on our "Lady Margaret" portable. Just at the crucial moment, my wife walked past and kicked the lid shut. I desperately tried to turn the radio on again (the lid switch was a bit temperamental) and by the time I had the programme back - the final piece of music was playing. So I never discovered who dunnit!
.......... VICTOR W RICHARDSON, VICTOR W RICHARDSON, 2nd of December 2020
- I grew up in the 1950's. As a family we took our "portable" as we called it, on every family picnic and fishing trip. I remember listening to "Sing Something Simple" on the BBC every Sunday early evening as my mother made sandwiches by the River Trent. We ate home grown tomatoes and ate Smiths crisps after shaking the little blue twist of salt contained in every packet while my dad stoked up his primus stove to boil the kettle.
.......... Charles Fleming, Derby, Derbyshire United Kingdom, 3rd of March 2013
- I purchased one of these radios about three months ago it was a bit grubby but I gave a good clean it now looks immaculate and works perfectly I made a battery pack consisting of 10 pp3 batteries for the HT supply 90v and a 1.5 D size for the LT I am now 67 years old and this takes me back to when I was a teenager my wife could not believe when she heard it so it is long live the fifties
.......... Mr Alan Thomas, Willenhall West Midlands England United Kingdom, 29th of April 2010