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Old 11th Oct 2019, 7:56 am   #1
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Default Radio identification. Identified as a Teledictor Cub.

Can anyone help identify this unknown (to me) English battery portable radio?

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Old 11th Oct 2019, 8:13 am   #2
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I was going to say Ever Ready,though I could well be wrong,may be Vidor?
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Old 11th Oct 2019, 8:14 am   #3
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Thanks HB. Perhaps the outline of the dog logo might be a clue?
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Old 11th Oct 2019, 8:17 am   #4
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Here is the valve line up. Probably too generic to be diagnostic.
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Old 11th Oct 2019, 8:30 am   #5
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Could be HMV. Certainly one wrong knob.
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Old 11th Oct 2019, 9:06 am   #6
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Looks like a Teledictor Cub

https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/teledictor_cub_ee111.html

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Old 11th Oct 2019, 9:39 am   #7
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Nice detective work, Mike!

More info about this company here: https://www.radiomuseum.org/dsp_hers...mpany_id=18456

And you can see the radiogram version here: https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/teledi...uno_ee364.html
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Well done indeed Mike, I certainly have never seen that one before.
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Old 11th Oct 2019, 10:34 am   #9
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Thanks chaps.

I have a soft spot for post war battery portables and have coveted this model in the past.

Due to my many distractions I recently missed one on Ebay.

But no worries a lot of the enjoyment in this hobby is the hunt

And after all in the end its pretty much the same as any other 4 Valve 50's portable.

No idea why I like then so much possibly a guilt trip for the number I dispatched in my teens

And I have enough to keep me busy for decades already .

So I will keep half an eye open

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Old 11th Oct 2019, 10:56 am   #10
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Many thanks Mike. A friend of mine found the radio as pictured today in a job lot of radio gear. Sadly it's missing its knobs as you see.

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Old 11th Oct 2019, 11:03 am   #11
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Hi Peter

Yes missing knobs and missing backs the bane of the collector

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Thanks HB. Perhaps the outline of the dog logo might be a clue?
Dog? I very nearly made a complete fool of myself and suggested it was a map of Oz! https://geology.com/world/australia-...te-image.shtml
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Thanks chaps.

I have a soft spot for post war battery portables and have coveted this model in the past.

Due to my many distractions I recently missed one on Ebay.

But no worries a lot of the enjoyment in this hobby is the hunt

And after all in the end its pretty much the same as any other 4 Valve 50's portable.

No idea why I like then so much possibly a guilt trip for the number I dispatched in my teens

And I have enough to keep me busy for decades already .

So I will keep half an eye open

Cheers

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Yep - don't worry .... you are absolutely on the correct wave length Mike!
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Thanks HB. Perhaps the outline of the dog logo might be a clue?
Dog? I very nearly made a complete fool of myself and suggested it was a map of Oz! https://geology.com/world/australia-...te-image.shtml
It appears the Logo is or a Bear "Cub"
We discussed one of these here, https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...d.php?p=817039
So it looks as if there are at least 3 still surviving.

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Old 13th Oct 2019, 11:45 am   #15
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Default Re: Radio identification. Identified as a Teledictor Cub.

I can vouch for this set, solid and compact and also pretty rare. Only problem is the rather flimsy McMurdo valve sockets.I replaced a missing knob with a cream "chicken-head knob, it looks quite appropriate. I always thought it was a dog (badge missing on mine) but obviously must be a bear "cub". I could replace the missing badge with a Fentimans ginger beer bottle label with the alsatian motif I suppose, close enough.
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