Pye 'Cambridge International' 11-band broadcast receiver, 1953

Made:
1953 in Cambridge
maker:
Pye Limited

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Pye 'Cambridge International' 11-band broadcast receiver, type PE80, made by Pye Limited, Cambridge, England, 1953.

Although television gained popularity throughout the 1950s, listening to the radio was still a popular pastime for many and radio technology had improved dramatically since broadcasting had become mainstream in the 1920s. The Cambridge International was a top of the range radio set mounted in a high quality walnut cabinet.

Details

Category:
Radio Communication
Object Number:
1984-164
Materials:
glass, paint, textile and wood (unidentified)
type:
radio receiver
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
Donated by E R Goodacre