Civilian Wartime Radio
Ullapool Museum

During World War Two, radio was an important way of communicating information and news. But materials were in short supply and many people could not afford to buy a radio.

The Wartime Civilian Receiver was made by a company of forty-four British manufacturers who agreed a plan with the British Government to produce affordable radios.

They were built to a standard design using cheap orange box wood or pine and with simple parts. These radios became known as ‘Utility Sets’ because of their basic and effective design, making broadcast radio available to the wider population across Britain.

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Date: 1944
Materials : Wood, Metal, Glass, Fabric
Size : 31cm x 16cm x 33cm

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