Storno Viscount Radio Base Station
Photograph courtesy of Bill Irvine who snapped this shot in the barn at Kielder Forest which is an Alladin's cave of collected old equipment.
This base station would have been used in the main rooms in a Forest Office (generally where the admin. staff worked) and was the communications hub for the forest. Above the loudspeaker is series of three buttons which I assume changes the channels.
Please see enlarged photograph which shows the interior of the radio unit and its glass valves!
Any comments and more information on this system and other systems very welcome.
Picture added on 08 August 2008