Murphy Radio Model B831 From 1964
Further up the range is the B831, with a rather more "plasticky" cabinet. This cabinet is somewhat more curvaceous, which together with the liberal use of plastic and perspex meant this radio was probably more modern looking than the B818 in 1965. This set could also receive the higher quality VHF signals (as well as MW and LW), via its telescopic aerial. These receivers are still seen fairly frequently, so must have sold pretty well. The set retailed at £21.0.0 (incl pt.) and incorporated 9 transistors. Like the other radios on this page, the B831 featured an aerial socket that could be used for a car aerial or similar if the internal ferrite rod aerial was not providing satisfactory performance. Transistor line-up AF114, AF115 x 2, AF115 x 2, OC71, OC81D, OC81 x 2.
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