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Thanks for the recent brochure scan uploads, I didn’t realise Thorn had so many variation in their smaller sets.
The mixture of 1500 & 1600 series chassis is interesting, as are the number of channel buttons when many B&W portables had only a single tuning knob & even colour sets were lucky to have more than 4 presets.
If you liked the recent additions, you’re gonna love the new portables page I’ve just done 😉
The 12″ portables seem to start at the battery/mains types. I wonder how they marketed the 1580 mains only hybrid version similar in looks to the 1590. They must have only been out for a short time and I believe they are ultra-rare now..
Mikey Bennett (AKA Mikey 405) had a 1580 in his collection, not sure if he still has it.
Aidan Lunn of this forum also has one, though He’s not been online here for quite a while now, he did send me a photo of his set for inclusion in the “Thorn Electrical” article I did late last year. You can read the article and see his set here.