This Tonfunk Tonperle 58 was manufactured in the German city of Karlsruhe in 1957 or 1958. Tonfunk used to be one of the top German sound companies. The radio has FM (but only up to 100 MHz), Medium Wave and Short Wave, and believe it or not, even Long Wave for those lonely nights when you feel the need to listen to radio conversations from ships on the high seas and mines in Siberia.
The radio is in perfect working condition since it has been serviced by Cape Town's top valve radio enthusiast and three of the valves have been replaces, even though some of them were still working. The sound is suprisingly good. It is photographed with a mid century television trolley on castors.