Ekco type A22

Front view of a radio showing the round body. Side view of a radio showing the deep body. Rear view of a radio showing the back cover. Side view of a radio showing the deep body. Underside view of a radio showing the curved foot. Close view of a radio showing the printed text on the back.
Front view of a radio showing the round body. Side view of a radio showing the deep body. Rear view of a radio showing the back cover. Side view of a radio showing the deep body. Underside view of a radio showing the curved foot. Close view of a radio showing the printed text on the back.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 006891
Country
Date
1945

Description

An Ekco type A22 radio manufatured by E.K. Cole of Southend-on-Sea in 1945. This model has a 360 degree tuning dial, the case is of 'Walnut' bakelite and it has a 'Florentine bronze' loud speaker surround. This was the last of a series of five round designs by E.K. Cole, the first one, the AD-65, having been desinged by architect Wells Coates in 1932. In 1945 the A22 was shown in a moulded green cabinet, a one-off non standard colour produced specially for the Britain Can Make It exhibition.
Designers & Manufacturers
Designer (Person)
Manufacturer

Inscriptions

printed: "EKCO ALL ELECTRIC RADIO RECIEVER TYPE A22 FOR AC MAINS ONLY. 200/250 VOLTS 40/80 CYCLES PATENT NO 386212 373244 & 395777 REG. DESIGN NO 791422 & 844320 A PRODUCT OF EK COLE LTD SOUTHEND-ON-SEA" (rear)
Dimensions
Width
335mm
Height
360mm
Depth
200mm
Method Note
cabinet
Colour