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86 12 volt.

86; Ferris Bros. Pty Ltd (ID = 2432406) Car Radio
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86; Ferris Bros. Pty Ltd (ID = 2412336) Car Radio
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For model 86 12 volt., Ferris Bros. Pty Ltd.; Sydney
Country:  Australia
Manufacturer / Brand:  Ferris Bros. Pty Ltd.; Sydney
Year: 1950–1952 Category: Car Radio, perhaps also + sound player/recorder
Valves / Tubes 7: 6BA6 6AN7 6N8 6AV6 6AM5 6AM5 6X4
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 Storage Battery for all (e.g. for car radios and amateur radios) / 12 Volt
Loudspeaker - This model requires external speaker(s).
Power out
from Model: 86 [12 volt.] - Ferris Bros. Pty Ltd.; Sydney
Material Metal case
Dimensions (WHD) 7 x 5.25 x 5 inch / 178 x 133 x 127 mm

Models: 86 and 87.


Features: Compact 7V 6v or 12v B/C car radio, designed especially for late model vehicles, including small English & Continental cars, but also suitable for larger American vehicles. Model 86 (illustrated) fits easily into glove box or shelf below dash of most English or Continental cars; choice of speakers (5¼" to 8") in separate spun steel housing. Model 87 of similar construction, but dial on main unit is replaced by panel (with pilot) to which remote control cables are attached; main unit mounts out of sight; matching dial for for mounting on dash panel available to suit all well-known post-war cars; universal type dial can be supplied to fit under edge of dash if necessary. Speaker (5¼" to 8") to fit behind dash grille or in spun steel housing to mount on bulkhead. Valves: 6BA6, 6AN7, 6N8, 6AV6 two 6AM5 or EL91 in push-pull output stage, 6X4 "High-Low" battery control: drain on "Low", 2.5A 6V or 1.5A 12V; on "High", 6A or 3A, for max. volume while battery is receving high charge during high speed driving. Socket for connecting P-U, S/W adaptor, microphone, etc. Whole chassis slides from case for easy servicing. Finished in chromium trimmed brown brocade enamel. Dimensions: 7" x 5¼" x 5"; weight, 8 lbs 15 ozs.

Retail Prices: Model 86, with 6" speaker and housing, £46/18/10. Model 87, with dashboard dial and speaker fittings, £47/6/2.

Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg) 8 lb 15 oz (8.938 lb) / 4.058 kg
Price in first year of sale 46.93 AUS £
Circuit diagram reference Australian Official Radio Service Manual Vol. IX
Mentioned in Radio Electrical WEEKLY (Vol. 32, No. 7 (740th Issue), 26/1/1951.)
Literature/Schematics (1) Australian Official Radio Service Manual AORSM (Volume 9, 1951, Page 122.)

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

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