I came across this old radio on Trade Me and couldn't resist. There were no other bids so I got it for $20. It is a 1948 multiband (ie it covers MF and HF bands) Empire brand. It lights up but there is no sound. The output valve is dead - it's a 6V6GT, so if anyone has a spare... Interestingly, 1948 was the year the transistor was unveiled (also the year Israel became a nation, but that's another story). Valve radios of this style started in the mid 1930s (after the Cathedral designs), and were still being made into the mid 1950s, the only updates being a permanent magnet loudspeaker, and miniature valves.