Murphy Radio Model A24 From 1934
1934 saw the introduction of the “24” range including A24 AC superhet, D24 DC superhet and battery set B24. This was perhaps the most startling cabinet design yet by Murphy. As can be seen the set is in Walnut with sloping cabinet sides, but has an apron of Birdseye maple at the front. Birdseye maple is a very expensive veneer, but was used in Art deco style furniture of the time. The three bars over the loudspeaker grille are birch. Particularly notable is the recess around the speaker grille. Normally the return would be painted brown or perhaps veneered, however rather than disguising this the designer has chosen to highlight this by turning it into a feature of the cabinet by painting it bright red (see below left). The set cost £14.10.10 and was again designed by R.D. Russell. The set shown works fine following replacement of the mains electrolytics and output transformer (already previously replaced). It featured the valve line-up AC/TP, AC/VP1, AC/HLDD, AC2/PEN, U12.
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