Roberts R300

serial number 18550

Roberts R300 Long and medium wave portable transistor radio utilising PP9 9 volt battery with press stud connectors. Six transistors: AF117 osc and 2 IF stages, OC81D driver and OC81 push pull output. in regular use, centre knob not original. UK 1964

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Interior note that the PP9 battery is a little larger than the original and that the battery clip has been bent to keep it in place.

This model which sold for 16 when first introduced in 1964 remained in production until 1967. Today good examples of this radio are worth in the region of 20.

Roberts portable radios have a reputation for their high quality. This recently acquired radio was working when I received it but I discovered that one wire in the ferrite coil had been damaged but when this was repaired the set worked as well as the day it was made.

I have several other Roberts Radios here here here and here