A rare HMV type 904 television and wireless receiver, late 1938,
Lot 4W
A rare HMV type 904 television and wireless receiver, late 1938,
Sold for £3,250 (US$ 5,305) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare HMV type 904 television and wireless receiver, late 1938,
A rare HMV type 904 television and wireless receiver,
late 1938,
Ser. No. 45,
with 5-inch 3/1 Emiscope CRT, three-band wireless with half-moon fine tuning scale, in rectangular table-top cabinet veneered in burr-walnut, gilt strip-weave speaker grille and Nipper transfer to top - 23in. (59cm) wide

Footnotes

  • Almost identical to the Marconiphone type 705 and 707 models, the 904 was released at the same time as the 7-inch 905, which proved to be the more popular model by miles. The 904 is hardly ever seen.
    Offered here with a cracked CRT - seen as a impact blister to the screen centre - the U52 valve is missing and there are several replaced electrolitics including ones by Hunts Ltd.
    Most if not all other components including resistors are pre-war. A very suitable specimen for full restoration.
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