When I first entered the hobby in the early 1960s, many here in the UK aspired to Eddystone receivers, made in Birmingham, UK. They were beautifully made with velvet touch drives.
For quite a while I used mine on the lower HF bands and as a tuneable IF for VHF and UHF RX converters. As an IF they were fine.
They used germanium transistors and they occasionally turn up on eBay and similar. These days, I would not bother apart from nostalgia.
See https://sites.google.com/site/g3xbmqrp3/hf/ec10 .