Bush BP90 10/06/49 SOLD
Anyone who is interested in Bush DAC90 radio's will find this portable model version of interest. The four all dry battery valves employed in this portable superhet with self-contained frame aerial , covers medium and long wave 180-550 metres and 850-2000 metres.
The release dates were the same as the mains only model ie November 1946 and interestingly the price was reduced from £14 14s to £13 11s 4d by April 1949. The chassis is very similar to the DAC90, though i was surprised that they did not use the round side fitted aerial and incorporated the frame, this can only to keep the width reduced , but does add depth. The original batteriers were Ever Ready HT90 and Alldry 1 and the radio comes complete with HT and LT batteries fitted ready to go.
It works just as well as the mains version with plently of volume, the tuning dial again as per the first versions is in white and is perfect in condition. There is some minor marking and wear to the handle, though slight and it is a good original example of a late 1940's portable.
The chassis is in first class condition and as standard any de-coupling components and electrolitics have been replaced.
This unit is date stamped at 10th June 1949, so will be the last of these models produced as just 6 months later the A version was produced and as far as i know, no portables were made.
So an interesting historical radio from the Bush stable , comes complete with 1 years guarantee