A beautiful 1940 Ever Ready battery radio, repurposed as a piece of feature lighting BUT with the additional installation of a Bluetooth audio module. This enables the playing of any audio from a Bluetooth device, such as a mobile ‘phone. A fabulous piece of nostalgia in beautiful condition that would look wonderful in an office or home environmment.
The Ever Ready battery radio was often given to air-raid wardens during the London Blitz in WW2. Sadly, the radio was not functioning properly, so rather than abandon the idea of keeping it as a sound machine, adding Bluetooth was the perfect answer! It has been converted to 230V. An internal LED bulb was added to light up the tuning screen, and the original on-off / volume knob is now the switch for the two added Edison filament bulbs. This switch has a dimmer function with gives the two Edison bulbs two lighting levels. A separate on-off toggle switch on the bottom right-hand side of the cabinet turns on the LED bulb and the Bluetooth module.
The radio retains all of it’s internal components (valves etc.) but some of the old wiring has been removed for safety reasons. The case is a wooden frame with a Perspex-like shell on the front and back. The wooden sides were covered in very worn vinyl, which has been replaced with a sylish, leather-effect material. The handle has been similarly covered to match. Two mini, 3W speakers have been installed—one is at the front and the other at the rear. A braided, antique-effect electrical flex has neen added and the system is rated at 3 amps. An independently switched 5V circuit has been installed inside to power the Bluetooth module. The lamp comes with two FREE 40W, retro-design, Edison filament bulbs.
• Depth: 300mm
• Width: 300mm
• Height: 350mm
• Weight: 5.5kg
• Maximum combined bulb wattage: 80w
• Sympathetically restored and repurposed
• Wooden and perspex case
• Original internal components
• Integrated Bluetooth audio
• Independent switches
• E27 screw bulb fitting s
• 2m antique-effect cable