Ferguson Radiogram

Object number

LDVAL 2005.4.1

Description

Radiogram in oak vaneer case with BSR Monarch record player inside. From a house clearence in 40 Nuneaton Road, Dagenham. It was left in owners will to a friend who gave it to the council Housing Department for disposal. Owner had lived in house from 1993.

Physical description

Large rectangular wooden radiogram covered in a dark wood (possibly oak) vaneer. Has gilt decorated banding is areas on the front. The front is divided into 3 sections - the top section contains the radio tuner which is an oblong piece of glass with a twising knob at each end and has three frequency bands marked in gilt. The second section has a drop down front which houses the BSR Monarch UA8 four spees record changer. The inside of the cavity is lined with cream plastic/bakalite and is divided into two sections, the left side for the record changer and the right side for two shelves to hold records. The speaker runs the length of the bottom section, the covering for which is painted gold. There are no model marks at all.

Condition

Fair

Size

Whole width: 795mm
Depth: 370mm
height: 752mm

Material

Casing: Wood
Lining: Plastic

Collection type

Social history

Inscription

Makers Mark badge On lower left front: Ferguson

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1616

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Metadata
InstitutionValence House Museum
Material
Wood
Plastic
Collection typeSocial history