Murphy Radio Model A90 From 1940
Shown above is the A90 receiver. Here pushbuttons are utilised for wave range selection, and short wave station selection is made easier by the separate dial at the right of the tuning scale, driven by a substantial chain (close up of which may be seen in the picture below). The cabinet is straight sections of wood though, gone are the days of curves and high quality veneers. The cabinet is stained a dark colour, probably to hide defects in the wood and to mask the fact the panels may not necessarily match. The rippling of the black bakelite panel around the controls gives a preview of what was to come a few years later in the AD94 and A96 cabinets. The A90 remained in production for several years, though the price rose from £11.0.0 in 1940 to £14.7.6 by 1943. Purchase Tax would have been payable on top of these prices from October 1940. Valve line-up was TH41, VP41, HL41DD, PEN45, UU6. No new models were introduced in 1941 or 1942, so next receiver described is 1943.
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