Murphy Radio Model B581 From 1961

Shown above is the model B581. As can be seen this radio is really very small, measuring just 5" x 3" x 1". Nonetheless it was still quite expensive at 11.19.0. Designed to be operated from the palm of the hand, the station could be easily changed by operation of the thumbwheel with your thumb. Also pictured above left is the leather case, complete with earpiece. The leather is of very good quality and thickness, but was surprisingly expensive. It cost an extraordinary 2.2.0, now bearing in mind this accessory was being marketed more than 45 years ago, it seems a great deal of money, and one wonders how many people actually bought it. Transistor line-up AF117, AF117, AF117, OC81DM, OC81M, OC81M, also diode OA90. It is powered by a PP3 battery. (Kindly donated by Mr P. Pearson). 

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