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1970s Brown and Orange PYE 1570 Four Band Portable Transistor Radio


A very striking looking portable radio made by PYE with a combination of dark brown casing, silver tone grille and orange detailing. It’s a veritable hunk of 70s style in plastic and it sounds great – a very loud and robust sound indeed. In fact, the whole unit is exactly that: robust. Powered either by AC adaptor or batteries, the radio provides four bands (FM/SW/MW/LW), a very good aerial, tone and volume knobs, and an earphone socket to the rear. But it’s all about the looks and the sound with this radio, and it delivers on both counts, we think.

In very good cosmetic condition with no chips or cracks to the plastics, just the odd superficial mark or surface graze here and there. Considering this was most likely used in a workplace or even in a garden shed, it’s fared very well indeed!  There’s the odd crackle from the knobs when they are being adjusted, but that’s to be expected from an item of this age. It measures approximately 30cm (12 in.) in width, 23cm (9 in.) in height with the handle upright, and has a depth of 7.5cm (3 in.).


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