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Old 12th Aug 2018, 7:35 pm   #1
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Every once in a while, something turns up to put a smile on your face.

In this case, a working family heirloom in superb condition with provenance, the original user installation manual and a working EM34.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder I know, but it makes me smile

PYE Model H Type PE60 circa 1954.
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 7:44 pm   #2
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That's what it's all about, getting enjoyment out of these lovely old items.
That PYE must have seemed very cutting edge back in 1954!
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Lap top?
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Very nice, I like these and they work well - the PE60 variation with the magic eye as well, most, like the one I have, didn't have them.
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I gave one of those away because I thought it looked like a switchboard.....!
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Very nice, I like these and they work well - the PE60 variation with the magic eye as well, most, like the one I have, didn't have them.
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Hi Steve,
Yes, this is a curiosity that I have only recently got to grips with. I assume that the sub-version with the magic eye was an afterthought...
The example shown on Radiomuseum has not got a magic eye, the schematic I have doesn't show one.
I even have the original user instructions supplied with this example which shows a magic eye but a different configuration of wavebands (no Long Wave).
Most peculiar.
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I gave one of those away because I thought it looked like a switchboard.....!
Yes, its a design that you either love or hate I think - quite an unusual look to bring out in the early fifties I reckon.
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Isn't this a Robin Day design?
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Isn't this a Robin Day design?
I have heard tell that it is, (also the PE80) but have been unable to corroborate...
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Unique, and consequently interesting.

it looks so much like a desk intercom that one might question whether they hired the right Robin Day.

Cheap jokes aside, I think its ergonomics are better than normal shaped sets where you have to bend down to see the scale at table height.

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Hello,
There appear to be two versions of the PE60. The PE60 without a magic eye and the PE60V with a magic eye.
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No LW coverage would seem it is an export version for use outside Europe.

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There appear to be two versions of the PE60. The PE60 without a magic eye and the PE60V with a magic eye.
Thank you for that Richard, the conundrum resolved. Another visit to Mr Stenning's download site (for the PE60V manual) imminent.

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Here's scans of the two versions from two Pye catalogues that a former colleague picked up at the Olympia Radio Shows in the 1950's. The PE60V is from an "Exhibition Models" leaflet. Neither are dated.
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Here's scans of the two versions from two Pye catalogues that a former colleague picked up at the Olympia Radio Shows in the 1950's. The PE60V is from an "Exhibition Models" leaflet. Neither are dated.
Thanks for those, appreciated.

If anyone would be interested in a PDF copy of the original owner / user instructions supplied with mine, PM me with an email address please as it's 3.8 Meg in size.
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