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Extremely Rare Robin Day Design Pye 444 Transistor Radio 50s Modern Contemporary For Sale
EXTREMELY RARE ROBIN DAY DESIGN PYE 444 TRANSISTOR RADIO 50s modern contemporary
PYE TRANSISTOR 444
AN EXTREMELY RARE TRANSISTOR RADIO & ALSO A DESIRABLE PIECE OF MODERN PRODUCT/INDUSTRIAL DESIGN.
DESIGNED FOR PYE BY ROBIN DAY c 1958.
THIS IS FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 444.
APPROXIMATE YEAR OF MANUFACTURE : 1958 - early 1960s.
THIS RADIO IS BEING SOLD AS A MODERN DESIGN OBJECT, NOT A WORKING MODEL. however it does power up when a battery is connected, but as yet no reception (aerial missing).
A PYE 444 TRANSISTOR WAS ON DISPLAY AT PALLENT HOUSE'S ROBIN & LUCIENNE DAY EXHIBITION (march-June 2011) & APPROXIMATELY 10 YEARS PRIOR AT THE BARBACAIN'S DAY EXHIBITION. ALSO ITS MENTIONED IN LESLEY JACKSON'S "ROBIN & LUCIENNE DAY; PIONEERS OF CONTEMPORARY DESIGN".
GENERAL CONDITION OF THE RADIO.
THE DIAL FACE IS CLEAN, UNDAMAGED, WITH NO NOTICEABLE DEEP MARKS.
THE TUNING DIAL MOVES FREELY, AS DOES THE VOLUME DIAL & THE BAND SELECTOR BUTTONS. ALL IN GOOD CONDITION.
THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT IS CLEAN, WITH NO SIGN OF LEAKAGE.
THERE ARE SOME SHALLOW DEPRESSIONS IN THE SPEAKER GRILL, BUT NOTHING TOO SERIOUS. I HAVE PROVIDED SOME DECENT SIZE IMAGES, IF YOU CLICK ON THEM THEY SHOULD ENLARGE TO FULL SCREEN SIZE.
THE LEATHER HANDLE IS PRESENT, INTACT AND IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, (these can often be broken, in some cases missing).
THE REAR VINYL COVERED HARDBOARD PANEL IS ALSO IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, NO RIPS OR TEARS IN THE VINYL OR DAMAGE TO THE HARDBOARD.
HOWEVER THE RADIO IS MISSING ITS AERIAL AND THE BACK PANEL ALTHOUGH VERY SECURE, HAS ONLY ONE SCREW HOLDING IT RATHER THAN TWO. (both of these can be sourced from or similar sites if needed).
THE RADIO RETAINS ALL OF ITS ORIGINAL RUBBER FEET, (these are prone to age related deterioration and are usually removed if one or more becomes damaged of missing).
TO SUM UP, THIS IS A VERY GOOD EXAMPLE OF THE MODEL, AN EXTREMELY RARE FIND. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF THIS MODEL I HAVE MANAGED TO ACQUIRE IN ALL MY TIME DEALING IN COLLECTIBLE RADIOS. THEY ARE RARELY AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN GOOD CONDITION.
YOU CAN BUY WITH CONFIDENCE, WE DESCRIBE ALL OUR RADIOS ACCURATELY, SO PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT OUR response.
THERE IS BOUND TO BE THE ODD AGE RELATED MARK SOMEWHERE, BUT IF THERE ARE ANY THEY ARE VERY HARD TO SPOT. PLEASE LOOK AT THESUPER-SIZE PHOTOGRAPHS IN DETAILSOYOU CAN APPRECIATE THE REMARKABLE CONDITION OF THIS RADIO.
I HAVE MORE PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE IF NEEDED.
WE HAVE MORE RADIOS AVAILABLE, SO PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT OUR OTHER ITEMS. WE ALSO HAVE MORE RADIOS IN STOCK THAN ARE CURRENTLY LISTED. SO IF THE RADIO YOU WEREINTERESTED INHAS SOLD, OR THE MODEL YOUR LOOKING FOR ISN'T LISTED, IT MIGHT BE WORTH CONTACTING US.
UK MAINLAND: 7.95 POUNDS STERLING
YOUR RADIO WILL BE SENT FIRST CLASS RECORDED DELIVERY AND YOU WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A TRACKING NUMBER.
WE DO SHIP RADIOS OVER SEAS, USUALLY VIA AIRMAIL. ITS WORTH MENTIONING THAT MOST VINTAGE RADIOS WEIGH BETWEEN 1.5 & 5kg INCLUDING THE PACKAGING. SO TO GIVE YOU SOME IDEA OF THE COST, BELOW I'VE LISTED A GUIDE. THIS IS ROUGHLY THE COST TO SHIP AN AVERAGE RADIO WEIGHING 4kg AND FITTING INTO A 40x30x20cm PARCEL:
AUSTRALIA / CHINA / HONG KONG /
CANADA / 33
FRANCE / BELGIUM /
WE DON'T CHARGE ANYMORE THAN THE SHIPPING COST TO OURSELVES, AND WE ARE HAPPY TO OFFER COMBINED POSTAGE IF YOU BUY MORE THAN 1 ITEM. ALSO THE SIZE AND WEIGHT OF THE RADIO COULD DIFFER FROM THE ABOVE GUIDE,AND SOME OF THE MORE VALUABLE RADIOS MAYREQUIRE ADDITIONAL INSURANCE BECAUSE THE STANDARD INSURANCE VARIES BETWEEN COURIERS, SOPLEASECONTACT ME BEFORE BUYING SO I CAN PROVIDE A MORE ACCURATE SHIPPING QUOTE.
TERMS OF SALE & response:
I DESCRIBE RADIOS ACCURATELY AND I USUALLY POSTOR ARRANGE FORCOLLECTION THE NEXT WORKING DAY AFTER PAYMENT HAS BEEN RECEIVED.
I HOPE YOU WILL BE PLEASED WITH YOUR RADIO AND I ALWAYS LEAVE response, SO I WOULD BE GRATEFUL IF YOU COULD LEAVE response IN RETURN.
IF YOU REQUIRE MORE INFORMATION, AN ACCURATE SHIPPING QUOTE,PHOTOGRAPHS OR IF IN THE UN-LIKELY EVENT OF THERE BEING A PROBLEM BEFORE OR AFTER PURCHASE, PLEASE USE THE "CONTACT SELLER" LINK ON OUR LISTING. I WILL DO MY BEST TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS & RESOLVE PROBLEMS.
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we ship radios worldwide, most countries do not charge import duties/ taxes/charges, but some do, so if your unsure its worth checking before buying.
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Extremely Rare Robin Day Design Pye 444 Transistor Radio 50s Modern Contemporary: $595