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Kolster Brandes FR11, 1950

The KB FR11 dial as it arrived

parts found and fitted together

finally glued in place with Glass Bond

the rear of the dial touched up

View inside the back


View under the chassis

Medium, Long & Short wave, 5 valve, Battery Superhet Radio

Valves; 1R5 1T4 1U5 3V4 3V4

Power supply; Battery HT +117 & 108 & 10.5 volts. LT 2 volt

Dimensions mm; W=546, H=343, D=165

See the KB FR11 in the Radio Museum

KB FR11 Service manual

KB FR11 Re-drawn dial PDF

These types of battery radios were often known as Farm Radios because of the lack of mains electric in remote farms.
This example arrived poorly packed and it had obviously had very violent treatment.
The dial was broken into many pieces and even the tuning capacitor had its ceramic mounts cracked and dislodged.


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