E.M.G DR-3 to DR-38
This Davey Reproducer started off as a DR-3 from 1935-1938. Over the next 40 years it was returned to EMG for upgrades. These upgrades are documented via receipts and letters between EMG and the owner, Sir Ian Critchett, an officer of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6).
Original DR-3. A long distance getting receiver with two screened grid valves, and four tuned circuits under Carpenter/Eckersley patents, Very sensitive selection with amplifier giving 5 watts undistorted output.
Radio set alone £40, with playing desk £65, Complete radiogram £77.10.0
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- c. 1935 - c. 1938: E.M.G DR3 radiogram with baffle speaker.
- 1944: It was purchased “from an employee of EMG for £100” by Sir Ian Critchett, an officer of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6).
- 1947: Returned to EMG and fitted with a second lightweight pickup.
- 1957: Converted by EMG to play LP’s. Adding a D.R. 28B amp, a FM receiver, new turntable and pickup. Basically, upgraded to a D.R. 28.
- 1958: Baffle speaker replaced by a single EMG corner reflex unit.
- 1964: Jack-plug connections fitted by EMG to allow for a tape unit.
- 1975: Turntable & pickup upgraded by EMG.
- (at some stage the D.R.28 amp was re-numbered D.R.38)
- 1989: D.R.38 amplifier was restored by Alan Gates.