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  • Released 1935
  • LW, MW and SW superhet.
  • 5 Valves (AC/TP, AC/VP1, V914, AC/2 PEN and U12 rectifier)
  • AC Mains
  • Original cost 11
NOTES Partial Advert [9K]Cabinet designed by furniture designer R.D. Russel, who penned a number of the Murphy radio designs in the 1930's and 1940's.

Strangely, the tuning dial is very basic, despite all other radios of the time having promentent dials often marked with station names ; probably a wise move since the stations frequencies were at the time in a state of flux.

The picture opposite was liberated from a scan of an original 1935 sales brochure residing on Dave's Rust 'n' Dust Homepage, a self confessed Murphaholic.
SERVICE DATA A copy of the "Trader" service sheet 740 was on CD#1.
CURRENT STATE The cabinat is a bit "in-between", not so bad as to warent stripping and re-doing, but just a little too tatty to be called presentable.

Although the photo doesn't show it, there is a massive tear in the speaker cloth. I've since found a reasonable replacement from Sid Chaplin.

The mains rectifier was also missing which I have since replaced.

I now know where the speaker wires go and that they are in fact colour coded (did I mention the dirt in this set?) (thanks Dave).
WHERE FOUND A junk shop for 30

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