Bush TR82C (June 1959) very low serial number makes this one rare
The TR82 Series radio's was the first step away from valves as used on the MB60 radsio. It is hard to understand how the paying public were so cautious of the transistor, but that is why the MB60 was in production for around 3 years before confidence was gained. As the design of the radio was created by Ogle Design a company based in Hertordshire in particular to attract teenagers though at a purchase price of £17 8s 11d plus our VAT , then purchase tax, it was quite expensive, but in those days a single transistor would cost more than a pound to replace, these having 7 showed that design and specification went hand in hand. Of course tooling costs were not effected as the only change to the body was not to stamp out the mains plug fitting at the rear.
These radio's are still very popular with collectors and people who wish to buy into that classic look and due to the large quantites around we can still find good examples to enjoy.
This one is quite rare due to its early serial number only 608, based on the limited information as to production quantites created, it can be a logical step to consider that hundereds were produced in a month, so based on that i would think this was produced in June 1959, just a month after the release date.
Condition is very good, with no marking or damage to the case and no chips to the rear cover (common issue), The transistors OC44, OC45 , OC71 and OC78 are all original, the I.F stages and RF have been re-aligned to the original Bush data sheets. The radio comes complete with battery and full one years warranty