SKYSCRAPER

Skyscraper was manufactured by Radio (1936) Ltd, they were distributed by Bond & Bond Ltd . Currently there are 25 documented models.

The house brand for Bond and Bond - most models appear to have been made by Radio (1936) Ltd, although there are some Westco models in their lineup as well.

A lot of their entry level 5-, then 4-valve sets look to have been advertised for a fixed price of £12/10/- or £2/6 weekly right from around 1936 through until the war.

Where the model code is not clearly stated it can be found (in most cases) as the letters at the start of the serial number.  For example, RB10574 would be a model RB.

25 Documented Skyscraper Models
IMAGEYEAR MODEL CODE VALVES BANDS
1933 Skyscraper 5BB 5  Broadcast 
1934 Skyscraper 4V BC DC 'De Luxe Midget' 4  Broadcast 
1934ish Skyscraper 5CA 5
1934 Skyscraper 5V BC AC 'De Luxe Midget' 5
1934ish Skyscraper NR 5  Broadcast 
1934 Skyscraper NS 5
1935 Skyscraper 35 6V DW 6  Dual Wave 
1936 Skyscraper ACS 6  Broadcast 
1936 Skyscraper XS 6  Dual Wave 
1937 Skyscraper BAU 4  Broadcast 
1937 Skyscraper BCS 7  All Wave 
1937 Skyscraper BDR 6  Dual Wave 
1938 Skyscraper CES 4  Broadcast 
1939 Skyscraper CTS 5  Broadcast 
1940 Skyscraper EA 'Teleflick' 6  Dual Wave 
1940 Skyscraper EDU 7 + magic eye  All Wave 
1940 Skyscraper EE 4  Broadcast 
1941 Skyscraper FA 6 + magic eye 5
1945 Skyscraper RB 5  Broadcast 
1947 Skyscraper RO 6 + magic eye 5
1948 Skyscraper RAC 5  Broadcast 
1948 Skyscraper RAG 6  Broadcast 
1948 Skyscraper RW 6  Dual Wave 
1949ish Skyscraper RAI 'Vagabond' 6 + Vibrator  Broadcast 
1951 Skyscraper RBG 'Tiny' 4  Broadcast