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|Type||Philips 208U-01, number E22254|
|Bands||LW (900-2000m), MW (180-550m), SW (18-51m)|
|Tubes||UCH21, UCH21, UBL21, UY1N|
|Controls||Volume, Tuning, Bandswitch|
|Produced||The Netherlands, 1944|
Post-War Production at Philips
The south of our country, including the Philips plants, was liberated
from German occupation by the end of the Second World War, in September
All through the occupation, Philips engineers had hidden some stock of
radio parts from the Germans in the Philips plant's attics, and they
were able to construct a transmitter within weeks: `Herrijzend
Nederland' aired in October 1944.
Radio production was started almost immediately, and the 208U was the
first post-war model; nowadays many collectors wouldn't hesitate to
shed blood for a 208U with `Herrijzend Nederland' on the dial.
To prevent raids on my home: this 208U was not in the first production
run, and it doesn't list `Herrijzend Nederland'.
This one still awaits restoration, including a hunt for two knobs and
addition of fresh grille cloth.