Murphy Radio Model B812 From 1963

Murphy introduced three new transistor radio models in 1963, the B801, B812 and B813.  All three receivers could receive  only MW and LW, all utilised 7 transistors.  The B801 sold for 14.3.6 (incl pt.), the B812 was the most expensive at 16.6.0 (incl pt.). and the B813 sold for 15.15.0 (incl pt.).  It is perhaps surprising that three models were available all offering fairly similar levels of performance at roughly the same price.  Murphy must have learnt from this because they seemed not to have sold particularly well, and the three new models introduced in 1965 varied in price by up to 60% and offered clearly differing levels of luxury. (Those models can be seen on the next page).  Here in 1963 just the B812 is shown here.  This was the most expensive of the models available in 1963, but it does not look particularly inspiring.  It is clearly of its time though, with the curved plastic and perspex clearly evident.

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