Murphy Radio Model A30 From 1936
The new mains table model this year was the A30, an AC/DC model also being available. The cabinet is designed by R.D. Russell and is not dissimilar to earlier models, particularly the A4 from 1933. The sides of the cabinet were stained dark brown, the front of the cabinet being veneered in Walnut with a contrasting lower section of Zebrano veneer. The knobs on the set are of a new design, but retain the principle of a retaining nut used in previous years. To the dismay of dealers the set still did not feature a large tuning scale with stations marked on it, but instead continued with the small window and illuminated disc with only wavelengths marked. Like the A26, a booklet accompanied the receiver in which station wavelengths were marked (below left along with original instruction booklet). This was to be the last year that this method of tuning was to be seen. The set featured a valve line-up of AC/TP, AC/VP1, AC2/PENDD, UU3.
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