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On the bench - Ferranti 547

This stylish Ferranti 547 valve radio arrived recently. It makes a nice change to be working on something other than a Roberts radio!

It's not working, and internally it's already been hacked about quite a lot. Externally it's quite tired - so all in all, not economically viable to restore to its original working condition. Therefore it's going to become a rather nice Bluetooth speaker.

Noticing that it has a local retailer sticker on the back (Medlicott Brothers, Shrewsbury) I posted a photo onto a local interest Facebook group. One of the group members replied:

"I...