Pye T19D

Serial number 0899259

Pye T19D veneered wood case with sloping front £22.1s.2d plus purchase tax. Valve lineup: ECH35 EF39 EBC33 EL33 AZ31 Long, medium and 6 short wavebands, Cambridge, UK 1950

This set was introduced in 1949 and is similar to the 19D which was introduced 1948. It was followed by the P35 (1950). Radiogram models 19RG (1949) and P35RG (1950) are electrically the same. All four sets have the same 8 wavebands (16m, 19m, 25m, 31m, 49m, MSW, MW and LW) except model 19D which has 13m (21.3-22 MHz) waveband and the MSW covers 3-8 MHz. The 19D has no separate 49 m band as this is covered by the MSW band. I have been told the T stands for trawler band (which on this set covers 1.5-4 MHz - obsolete allocation as they all use VHF now).This radio is working well but the on/off switch which should be operated by the tone control switch was broken and has been replaced by a tooggle switch at the rear of the set. As far as I can see none of the components have been changed and the radio apart from the switch replacement is 'as built', the main electrolytic smoothing capacitor is dated April 1950.

Although the nameplate clearly states that the radio is intended to operate on 200-250volts, this model has an additional voltage selector.


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