Roberts Radios Mini History


The firm was founded by Harry Roberts in 1932 and quickly established an excellent reputation for their high quality portables.

In December 1940, Harry Roberts received a letter from his contact at Harrods (the London department store) informing him that "I personally had the pleasure of selling Her Majesty the Queen, when in our radio department yesterday, one of your model M4D for her personal use". This was, in fact, the Queens second purchase of a Roberts receiver, for in 1939 she had bought one at the Army & Navy Stores as a present for Princess Elisabeth.

To-day the firm products still carry the Royal emblem with the By appointment logo.

PRODUCTION


Valve portables

AC6 = 1933
Q5 = 1934
M4 = 1934
M4B = 1936
M4Q = 1937
M5A = 1939
M4D = 1940
P5A = 1946
P4D = 1946
junior = 1948
RMB = 1951
RP4 = 1951
BR = 1953
MR = 1953
CR = 1953
R55 = 1954
R66 = 1956
R77 = 1957
R88 = 1958
               
























Transistor portables

Mayflower = 1957
RT1 = 1958
R200 = 1960
RT7 = 1960
RT8 = 1962
R500 = 1963
R300 = 1964
R404 = 1965
R700 = 1966
R303 = 1967
RIC1 = 1968
R600 = 1968
R707 = 1969
RIC2 = 1971
RM40 = 1972
R606 = 1974
R505 = 1974
Rambler = 1975
R606MB = 1975
RM50 = 1976
RM20 = 1976
RM20 silver jubilee = 1977
RM30 = 1978
RT22 = 1979
RM33 = 1980
RM33 walnut = 1981
RCM1 = 1980
R23 = 1981
RSR100 = 1981
R800 = 1982
R24 = 1983
RSR50 = 1983
RFM3 = 1984
RP10 = 1984
Rambler II = 1984
RC15 = 1984
PS100 = 1985
R900=1985
R25 = 1986
PS150 = 1986
RSR55 = 1986
RSR200 = 1986
RCS80 = 1987
RP20 = 1987
               

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