Otto Hermann Mende founded Radio H. Mende & Co. in Dresden. After
the bombing of the factory in 1945, Martin Mende (son of the founder)
created a new company in Bremen, the "North German Mende Broadcast
GmbH" whose name was later changed into NORDMENDE.
In the 70s the televisions by NORDMENDE became famous for their frames, cards and for the rigorous testing and quality controls carried out on their finished products. Unfortunately, the high cost involved in such detailed quality determined a competitive disadvantage when the price of color television began to fall.
In 1977 the majority of the shares was sold to the French Thomson. The following year, the family sold the remaining shares. In 1980, the factories of Bremen was closed, NORDMENDE becoming purely a trademark of Thomson.
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to restore this unit has been carefully considered before taking any action.
the entire set of loudspeakers is located on the front.
the great visual impact of the cabinet.
of production: 1954/55
Superheterodyne IF: 468/10700
weight: 27 lb 8.5 oz
TONE CONTROL WITH LEVEL INDICATION
device controls are arranged unusually compared to the traditional collocation.
The large knobs of the tone controls are coaxial knobs for volume and
Inside the cabinet there is a dipole for FM reception and a ferrite rotating aerial for AM reception.
The reception sensitivity with internal aerials is very good.
Using an external aerial sensitivity is further increased.
This unit was in fact produced in a period when there were not many radio stations and those available fairly apart from each others.
aerial can be rotated from the outside to achieve a perfect tuning of
the device in the AM.
SEPARATE CONTROL TUNING BETWEEN AM AND FM
system is another gem.
The movement is transferred to both mechanisms with a system of pulleys and separated gears.
DOUBLE MEDIUM WAVES CIRCUITS
In Othello and Tannhauser (the two top models) was expected to double tune for medium wave with two separate mechanisms.
Pressing the MW button with the usual tuning dial is made in the normal search on Medium Wave bands and the indication is that the main tuning display.
Pressing the Ortssender button and moving the white knob on the bottom left you will search in medium wave with an decreased sensitivity and the indication is secondary on the little vertical display.
You receive thereby better the local stations.
|The magic eye has of course been replaced.|
the center of the speakers panel we find the magic eye that indicates
the perfect tuning station.
The speakers three are seats on front.
There is a very efficient cone broadband and a protected cone tweeter.
For a clear treble reproduction there is an electrostatic SuperTweeter.
The acoustic performance is truly remarkable and satisfying.
|As we were 1|
|As we were 2||
|Some components replaced.|
|The tuning stage|
|The tuning stage|
|The woodcase after the carpenter work.|
The usual final overnight.
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