Philips 22RL798 Antoinette Transworld de Luxe radio

Blofeld listens to a Philips 22RL798 Antoinette Transworld de Luxe radio
Blofeld listens to a Philips 22RL798 Antoinette Transworld de Luxe radio
photo © United Artists, Danjaq LLC

In the movie Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Charles Gray) owns a Philips 22RL798 Antoinette Transworld de Luxe radio. The radio can be seen clearly on Blofeld's desk in his office on the oil rig when he listens to a news broadcast about the nuclear explosions in North Dakota and Russia that Blofeld himself created.

First we reported that the model was the L6X38 T, but it is actually the 22RL798 (thanks for Bjern Snelders for the tip). The 22RL798 has the text below the turning knobs while the L6X38 T has the text on the right next to it. And the lowest turning knob is not the RF-gain, but  finetuning.

The Transworld de Luxe Antoinette radio was built by Dutch electronics company Philips. The radio measures 370 x 260 x 120 mm (14.6 x 10.2 x 4.7 inch), weighs 6 kg (13.216 lb), uses 6 1,5 volt batteries, and has a stand on which it can be turned around.

Philips 22RL798 Antoinette Transworld de Luxe radios can sometimes be found online at eBay.

Blofeld apparently prefers Philips equipment, since he also uses a Philips N2205 tape recorder with Philips C90 tape in the same film.

Bond Lifestyle is featuring several products from Dutch technology company Philips to celebrate the launch of the Dutch language Bond Lifestyle website.

Product Code: 
vi014

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