|This is a little French Philips. I know it's French. First, I rescued it from
there myself. Second, the model number which starts with BF gives it away. It's a cute little bit of
Bakelite with a nice quality chassis inside. This one works far better than I thought it would. Far better
than it has a right to, really, because it's got a pretty ordinary set of valves in it and there are no
more of them than you'd expect. It gets lots of stations on Short Wave, which is where it really shows off,
but it is also a darn good set on Medium Wave and Long Wave too. Being French, it's got some slightly odd
engineering inside, but it works so well that I can't complain about an odd circuit. When I got it, the
speaker cloth was wrecked, but a new piece has gone in really nicely. I like to have a moan, and I would
point out that the Bakelite isn't as shiny as some sets I've seen, so I think it was stored in a reasonably
damp place at some time. The dial is printed with water-soluble white ink, and that has a couple of little
areas where it has gone fuzzy-looking, which is another sure sign of damp. Other than those moans, there is
really nothing wrong with this set, and it's a very nice and rather different thing to own. I have had this
for at least five years, so it really is time I gave someone else the chance to own it!
Size: 26cm High, 40cm Wide, 21cm Deep.
Just email me if you want this one.