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Vintage Radios: Murphy 192

Size (approx):

37cm x 26cm x 19cm (w,h,d)

Power: AC Mains (190/250V)
Wavebands: LW (1000 to 2000m). MW (200 to 550m). SW (16m to 50m)
Controls: Left knob on/off/volume, middle knob for tuning, and right knob for wave change.
Design: Dark brown outer case is contrasted by the light cream (painted) front and odd sticking-out bezel around the large waveband display.  Red green and yellow tuning bands seam a little out of place.  It is suggested that the bowed shape was to reflect the then common shape of TV CRTs:- and hence give it a modern appearance.
Date: 1952
Manufacturer: Murphy Radio Ltd, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England. Serial No. 32779
Comments: Typical of Murphy's quirky design, this nearly normal rounded box is brought to life with the tuning window bezel.  Designed by David Ogle, most famous for the design of the Bush TR82 portable transistor radio of the late 1950's.  The main drawback of this design is that the speaker must be small enough to fit on one side of the central tuning scale.  A trawler band version (A192T) was also available.
Line up: 10C1, 10P14, U404, 10LD11, 10F9  Mazda fitted