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Old 27th Nov 2023, 6:57 pm   #1
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Default Radio ID? Identified as a Mullard MAS6.

Spotted this radio while out and about today, was temped but held
my nerve. Couldn't see a badge on front and to cluttered to check back of radio, any idea please.

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Old 27th Nov 2023, 7:01 pm   #2
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Looks like it may be a Philips, the dial has similar "writing" to the one on the 170A
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Old 27th Nov 2023, 7:07 pm   #3
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Radio Rentals?
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Old 27th Nov 2023, 7:25 pm   #4
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Same case as the Mullard MAS6, but the dial is different from the one here:

https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/mullard_mas6mas.html
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Old 27th Nov 2023, 7:27 pm   #5
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Cabinet looks very much like the Mullard MAS6 tuning scale not so much.

The Mullard MB5 is in the same cabinet

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Old 27th Nov 2023, 7:41 pm   #6
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Definitely of the Philips/Mullard stable, especially the grille cloth.
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Old 27th Nov 2023, 7:55 pm   #7
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The one I saw had knobs either side the same as the Mullard.

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Old 27th Nov 2023, 8:06 pm   #8
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On the continent I seem to recall that there was another 'brand' or two that were basically the same as Philips ones, but with a few differences. That could be what we're looking at.
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Old 27th Nov 2023, 8:22 pm   #9
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It seems to have a British tuning scale though.
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Old 28th Nov 2023, 4:06 pm   #10
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I have just spotted one for sale and although difficult to read it says MUS6

The sale is the same as the one pictured with the coloured windows on the right side.

The Mullard MUS6 is the AC/DC version of the MAS6.

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I have one, it's a Philips. Very interesting chassis layout inside.
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I have one, it's a Phillip's. Very interesting chassis layout inside.
Wow! what a strange chassis lay out, Why keep it simple?
Is there plenty of Bowden cables in there?

Come to think of it I have a set from the same stable that has a Bakelite chassis.

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I have one, it's a Philip's. Very interesting chassis layout inside.
Can't read the model number plate.

So what is the model number of the set?

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I've have to go down the garden and have look in my radio museum, get back to you tomorrow!
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Just had a look and I was mistaken it's actually a Mullard, model number Mas 6 dating from 1936.
Mine still works and sound really nice, I've had it well over twenty years and done nothing to it.

https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/mullard_mas6mas.html
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So it is the Mullard, went back to the shop yesterday to get a look at the back panel, no id on it. Its in lovely all round condition, priced at £45. Came away with a grundig transistor managed to resist it on first visit, It was cheap my only excuse.

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Personally I think £45 is a bit on the high side for that set. £30 more like it.
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Just had a look and I was mistaken it's actually a Mullard, model number Mas 6 dating from 1936.
Mine still works and sound really nice, I've had it well over twenty years and done nothing to it.

https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/mullard_mas6mas.html
The tuning scale can't be from 1936 because there was no Light Programme until 1946. Maybe Philips/Mullard revised the scale during the production run.

Or did I misread the scale? The OP's photo is a bit blurry.
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Old 1st Dec 2023, 9:41 pm   #19
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Better pic of dial.

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It does seem to show 'Droitwich' so it may indeed be late 30s.
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