Eddystone Radio Ltd., Birmingham
670A "Cabin Set"
überarbeitet am 1.1.2011
The "Cabin Set" Eddystone 670A is a AC/DC all wave receiver intended for shipboard use. It was installed in the cabins of first class passengers and ship's officers to listen to radio stations from their homes during the cruise.
The nice looking tabletop radio can be powered from 110, 200 or 230 V mains,
it is a AC/DC set so it could be connected to mains outlets on ships with both
AC or DC installations.
The upper part of the frontpanel is taken by the dial window, the receiver comes
with a large "slide-rule" dial in contrast to the older "Cabin Set" 670 with it's
semicircular dial. The broadcast bands are marked in red, the maritime communications
bands are not covered, there is a small rotary logging dial and a "magic band" tuning indicator.
The Eddystone "Cabin Set" 670A is a neat looking simple shortwave receiver
which has been used a shipboard receiver mainly in the cabins of first class
passengers, the demand for such sets decreased when transatlantic passengers
get used to travel by plane - many of the receivers probably ended on the scrap together
with the classic ocean liners.
© Martin Bösch 1.1.2011