April 16th 2014:
This is the first of two R1155s that I was contracted to refurbish. Actually, I was handed five 1155s and asked to produce two fully working examples. After examining all five, I decided on the ‘E’ and an ‘L’. More on the latter later.
The R1155E is an all-
R1155s were produced in huge numbers from early 1940 until 1945. Later models are
conspicuous by the fact that most of the front panel decals are painted on as opposed
to screwed on. The exceptions being the range switch decal (because the ‘L’ covered
a different range) and the volume and Meter Amplitude controls which are mounted from
the front. This particular R1155E (I have seen a photograph of an ‘E’ with a screw-
The front panel of this R1155E is in good condition. Only the Het. Decal is faded.
The Jones Panel had been removed and covered over with a thick sheet of Paxolin.
A small aluminium sheet had been screwed over the Jones Panel decals. As can be seen
from the bottom photograph, most of the accessible DF circuitry had been removed
… i.e. V1, V2 (including bases) and V9, L23, L24, the DF tag-