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Old 16th Mar 2020, 4:41 pm   #1
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Default RAS (Rentaset) radios

Hi Did the radio manufacturer manufacture many radios? I noticed from a thread that they made one that looked like a STRAD 511. I saw a radio in a wood cabinet that had the markings RAS on the dial (in really small words). It was quite a strain to make them out.
a cafe in Leeds had it on display.
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 7:45 pm   #2
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Default Re: RAS radios

RAS = "Rent A Set", presumably.
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Old 17th Mar 2020, 9:21 am   #3
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Yes it is Rent-a-set. I have an RAS that looks identical to a Strad 511. I have posted about it here:-

https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...d.php?t=156225

and here:-

https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...d.php?t=156498

The schematics are slightly different, the second thread referenced above has the schematic of the RAS version.

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Old 17th Mar 2020, 5:00 pm   #4
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Hi. Many thanks for the replies.
The RAS radio in the cafe looks a bit plainer than the 511 lookalike. It has a clock type tuning pointer (pointer stuck due to cord drive breakage), the plastic that covers the dial has lost a bit of its clarity so the station dial looks a little faint.Also, an expanded metal speaker grille.
It is in a large wood cabinet. I will ask if I can obtain a photograph of it.
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