This radio is produced by NSF in The Netherlands in 1945-1946 under a Philips license and is electrically equivalent to the Philips model 208U. However, the cabinet is different (material is wood, whereas the original 208U is constructed from bakelite).
Interesting feature of this radio is that the dial shows a rather special radio station "Herrijzend Nederland", a Dutch station that was founded by the end of World War 2.  Radio "Herrijzend Nederland" started its transmissions on October 3, 1944 and closed in January 1946.

    Detail of dial, depicting station "Herrijzend Nederland"

The NSF model H. 54U is an example of a radio using the following set of tubes: UCH21, UCH21, UBL21 and UY1N. Some collectors call such a radio a "European 4-tube" or the "Four Tube Circuit".

This radio is in the collection of the RAM (Radio Amateur Museum) in Reusel (NL) now.

 


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Last update:  September 20, 2014