Murphy Radio Model A100 From 1947
Shown above is the A100 receiver. Designed by A.F. Thwaites, this receiver is compact and distinctive. It is often referred to as the “toaster” set, and perhaps inspired similar radios to follow such as the Sobell “Sobelette” 439 from 1949, the K.B. FB10 from 1950, and Decca “Deccette” from 1953. Although first marketed in 1947, it was exhibited at the “Britain Can Make It” exhibition in 1946. It is presented in a dark maroon bakelite, which makes a change from the more usual mottled brown. Its Transportable credentials were subsequently improved when a frame aerial was included in 1948, and the set gained the suffix F to become model A100F. It is now considered very collectable, and the vulnerability of the semi-circular profiled celluloid tuning scale cover means that examples are often seen with damage to this area. Valve line-up: 10C1, 10F9, 10LD11, 10P13, U404.
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