Recently I ventured into our local antique/home clearance shop.
The most interesting radio I saw in there was this Czechoslovakian bakelite radio set!
This beauty is on sale for the asking price of £120
This is what http://www.radio-workshop.co.uk/tesla-talisman.shtml has to say about it. Interesting because they also include a link to a pdf file about the radio with circuit diagrams etc!
TESLA TALISMAN – 308U
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The Tesla Talisman – 308u mains radio 1953
Manufactured circa 1953
Tesla Talisman 308U Service Manual HERE
These radios were made in Chekslovakia by Philips. Although they are nothing special, the Bullet-shaped Bakelite case has made them very popular amongst collectors.
The spelling error above is on the site!
Here are the other radios I saw
The item above may be like the device our Headmaster used to route radio programmes into our classroom via a Loudspeaker system, not sure though!