Ferranti

I have not seen that many Ferranti sets, but those I have seen were certainly nothing special! The radio and television division of Ferranti was taken over by Ekco in the late 1950s.


125

Wavebands - SW, MW, LW

Valves - ECH42, EF41, EBC41, EL41, EZ40

Date - 1950 ?

Status - Included for information only

This set uses the same basic cabinet design as the 215 below. This photo shows the shape of the cabinet clearly.

Thanks to Past Times Radio for the photo.


215

Wavebands - SW, MW, LW

Valves - ECH42, EF41, EBC41, EL41, EZ80

Date - 1951

Status - Repaired for a customer

The cabinet of this set is distinctive, being wider at the front than at the back. The performance, however, is rather mediocre. The sound quality is nothing special, and the receiver I repaired was particularly susceptible to external interference - the computer in the next room, which caused a bit of background noise on other sets, completely blotted out some stations on this one.

Ferranti produced a number of very similar sets, such as the 115 and the 125, which have similar circuit arrangements and cabinet designs.


255

Wavebands - MW, LW, VHF

Valves - ECC85, ECH81, EF89, EABC80, EL84, EZ80

Date - 1956

Status - No longer in my collection

This set has a very plain boxy style cabinet, and white knobs that stand out like a sore thumb! The cabinet is made from thin plywood, which results in a rather hollow and resonant sound quality.

This was one of the last sets produced by Ferranti before they were taken over by Ekco. If this set is typical of the quality of their products at this time, it is not difficult to understand why the company was struggling.


M55

Wavebands - MW, LW

Valves - UCH42, UF41, UBC41, UL41, UY41

Date - 1955 ?

Status - In my collection

I bought this attractive little set in November 1997 for five pounds at the NVCF. The original asking price was 10, but I offered 5 because the set has a bad crack on the right side of the case, and it had not been sold by the middle of the afternoon.

The set has now been repaired (although the crack is still very visible) and is described in the Recent Repairs section.

The waveband switch is at the back and, although mine is OK, I would expect the knob to be easily broken.




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Last updated 14th April 2006.