PCR RECEIVER PYE INVICTA
A valve based broadcast receiver developed by Pye Radio Works Ltd in Cambridge (UK) and was produced from April 1944 onwards by Pye , Phillips Lamps Ltd in London and Invicta Radio. During WW2 a small number was supplied to resistance groups in Norway France and the Netherlands, probably for the reception of coded messages that were broadcast via the BBC. After the war it was used as an Army Welfare Receiver.
Although PCR means portable Communications Receiver, this is housed in a 19"x 9" x 10" metal enclosure and needs an external mains power supply. It is housed in the cabinet of a wireless Set no 19 (WS19) and is constructed with many common parts with the WS-19 and the WS -22 It is A piece of wire is used as an antenna. The receiver is built around 5 valves.
This example is in reasonable condition- we did have it working at a WW2 display diorama few years ago but have not tried again since, so cannot guarantee the valves etc.
THIS ITEM CAN ONLY BE COLLECTED AS IT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR RISKING THE INTERNALS IN THE POST ETC.