Philips Stella 22RB212/22Z

Contributed by Gervase Charmley

Philips Stella 22RB212/22Z

This was my grandmother's home radio, which I use to listen to Radio 4 today. It has picked up news of many historic events since the 1970s, and will go on receiving world-shattering events for many years to come. Radio made the world smaller. Its dial records stations no longer in existence, and it picks up stations that did not exist when it was made. It still works perfectly, a testimony to the good work of the Dutch workers who made it. It is also a connection between the generations. Three generations have listened to it - but if FM is abolished, I may be the last!

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