Item nr.

Nordmende Stradella Portable

Gebaut mit Deutschen Gruendlichkeit.

Data for Nordmende Stradella
ProductionGermany, 1965.
Price was 271 DM.
BandsLW (145-260kHz), MW (515-1620kHz), FM (87-104MHz).
AF106, OC615, 3x AF105, 2x AC162, 2xAC152 (output), 3x AA112.
CabinetWood leatherette covered. Size 24x15x8 cm. Weight 1,7 kg.
PowerBatt 2x4,5V.

The Design

This radio is very agreeable to use: it tunes smooth, has good reception and due to the wood cabinet the sound is good.
Better than, for example, from this Hitachi of about the same time.

This flyer shows that, besides an L version (Long Wave) there was a K49 version (Short Wave). That version was more popular in America. The earliest Stradella's, of around 1962 with types 2/609, had just two bands: MW and FM.

Obtained2/1995 from East Coast Market.
DisposedSold 9/2017.
Sound samplePLAY SOUND   Radio Friends Service in Switzerland sends you the mercy of Jesus Christ.

This Object

The overall condition is quite good, it is only a pity that the dial has some damage, left and right, in the back paint. Also the antenna isn't original.

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