THE GREAT MULLARD MAGIC BLOG — ROUND EKCO

WHAT MULLARD VALVES DOES MY EKCO RADIO TAKE?

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WHAT MULLARD VALVES DOES MY EKCO RADIO TAKE?

  Jose from Soller in Majorca contacted me today asking what valves his trusty Ekco needed and that he was searching for Mullard valves.  I told him that I would come and have a look and identify them for him but that I  would need a week's free board and lodgings - ha-ha, said he.    Realising I was on a 'no hoper 'with this approach, I sorted him out some valve data and then thought, well, it's about time we had another blog entry, so, here's my freshly prepared valve line up list for many Post War and well known AC, DC & universal mains...

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THE MAN WITH THE ELECTRONIC BRAIN & THE DEFIANT M900 RADIO

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THE MAN WITH THE ELECTRONIC BRAIN & THE DEFIANT M900 RADIO

I did titter when I saw the above illustration from a 1950s comic book, what a treat to see the Man With an Electronic Brain and let me tell you, I have met and known a few numpties who would benefit from some electronic augmentation too. But wait a minute, like me, are you thinking that the electronic brain looks rather similar?  Could it be... yes, I think it is, what do you think........? Well beat me on the bottom with a copy of Radio Bygones magazine, that electronic brain bears more than a passing resemblance to the Defiant M900...

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