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Kolster Brandes, 286 "Kolstar", 1932

The KB 286 "Kolstar"

View showing the wave change lever on the right side

under the chassis after restoration, originality was the key point.

A view in the back

2 short wave coils used to enable the radio to receive on 16m to 70m bands

Medium & Long wave, 6 valve, plus rectifier Superhet AC mains radio

Valves; SGA1 HLA1 SGA1 SGA1 HLA1 AC/Pen 1807

Power supply; AC mains 200 to 250 volts

Dimensions mm; W=475, H=512, D=272

See the KB 286 "Kolstar", before the restoration, in the Radio Museum


LEFT; A view showing the on/off switch on the left side.

The images seen here were taken of the radio following its restoration.
The restoration was kept as original as possible but the speaker cloth should be a gold effect rather than the bronze seen here.

The superhet principle of radio operation is still the preferred method used today in modern analogue radios. The KB Kolstar was one of the pioneer superhet radios.


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