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A38C; Murphy Radio Ltd.; (ID = 684236) Radio
Murphy Radio Ltd.;: A38C [Radio] ID = 684236 500x674
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For model A38C, Murphy Radio Ltd.; Welwyn Garden City:
murphy model A38C
Country:  Great Britain (UK)
Manufacturer / Brand:  Murphy Radio Ltd.; Welwyn Garden City
Year: 1937 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 6: AC/TP ACVP2 AC/HLDD AC4/Pen UU4 AC/ME
Main principle Superheterodyne (common)
Tuned circuits 7 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast (MW) and Long Wave.
Power type and voltage Alternating Current supply (AC) / 240 Volt
Loudspeaker Electro Magnetic Dynamic LS (moving-coil with field excitation coil)
Power out
from Model: A38C - Murphy Radio Ltd.; Welwyn
Material Wooden case
Shape Console: Chairside Radio.
Notes History:
Frank Murphy started Murphy Radio in a rented factory in Welwyn Garden City and the first radio was produced in the summer of 1930. Murphy wanted his radios to be simple, affordable, reliable and to look and sound good. The radios although fairly conventional were always stylishly housed. The cabinets were designed by leading industrial and furniture designers of the day including R D Russell and Eden Minns who were on the team of the well renowned furniture firm founded by Gordon Russell. More information about the latter can be found on the website describing the museum Murphy Radio continued in business until 1970, though from 1962 it was owned by Rank-Bush. Much more information about the firm can be gleaned from "The Setmakers" A history of the UK radio and television industry. BREMA 1991. These two websites are also well worth looking at: and Detailed technical information on the servicing of Murphy receivers was only supplied to accredited agents. Presumably this was intended to ensure that repairs were carried out properly. This set was designed by R.D. Russell, original price was £17 10/0
Price in first year of sale 17.00 GBP

Model page created by Richard Allan. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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