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P554; Democrat brand, A.W. (ID = 2002665) Radio
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P554; Democrat brand, A.W. (ID = 2002665) Radio
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Country:  Australia
Manufacturer / Brand:  Democrat (brand), A.W. Jackson Metals Pty. Ltd.; Melbourne
Year: 1948/1949 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 5: 1T4 1R5 1T4 1S5 3S4
Main principle Superhet with RF-stage; ZF/IF 455 kHz; 2 AF stage(s)
Tuned circuits 7 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast only (MW).
Power type and voltage Dry Batteries / 2 x 45 & 1.5 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) / Ø 5 inch = 12.7 cm
Power out
from Model: P554 - Democrat brand, A.W. Jackson
Material Leather / canvas / plastic - over other material
Shape Portable set > 8 inch (also usable without mains)
Dimensions (WHD) 14 x 9.5 x 5.25 inch / 356 x 241 x 133 mm

MODEL: P554.

Features: 5V, B/C; 5" speaker; tuned R.F. stage; on/off switch combined with volume control; loop aerial attached on chassis; external aerial and earth terminals; suitcase carrying handle; plastic cloth covered streamlined case in various colours; overall size 14" x 5¼ " x 9½"; weight 14¾ lbs.; uses two 482 & one 745 batteries; injection moulded panel and speaker grille.

Retail selling price: £25/4/-.

Battery types used:

  • (A) 1 x 745 (Eveready) or 3745 (Diamond)
  • (B) 2 x 482 (Eveready) or 3482 (Diamond)
Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg) 14 lb 12 oz (14.75 lb) / 6.697 kg
Price in first year of sale 25.20 AUS £
Circuit diagram reference Australian Official Radio Service Manual Vol. VIII
Mentioned in Radio Electrical Weekly, Portables Supplement, 29/10/1948.
Literature/Schematics (1) Australian Official Radio Service Manual AORSM (Volume 8, 1950, Page 129.)

Model page created by Stuart Irwin. See "Data change" for further contributors.

All listed radios etc. from Democrat (brand), A.W. Jackson Metals Pty. Ltd.; Melbourne
Here you find 3 models, 1 with images and 3 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.