Pye Q3 (1959) Early version (SOLD)
The transistor Q3 concept is based on the P123BQ design and was used through the Q range, the difference being on styling only. This radio was first produced in 1959, and is of the first series as seen internally with the pye yellow circle transistors , these were identified by little coloured circles on the transistor side enclosing a number from 1 - 5 indicating if the transistor is for I.F use or mixer etc. The styling has a concept from the Pye P114BQ valve jewel case radio, in two ways, first the chrome body, no on/off switch, but will operate as soon as the lid is opened, so if anything a transistor upgrade of there popular model. The advantages were of course no requirement for two batterys as this now requires the PP9 only.The condition is very good with only some slight wear to the case where a slight inpact was done , though really not visible under normal use, the handle is perfect and of course importantly the radio works very well and 57 years old has never needed any replacement components. These radio's will become quite collectable in the future as Pye by 1966 could no longer compete with cheap imports.
The radio comes complete with the battery and 1 years gurantee