Murphy Radio Model TA194L From 1953
As discussed previously relating to the TA92 and TU92 receivers, the “T” stood for Tropicalised receivers generally intended for export. Some remained in the U.K. though, and there were versions with LW provided, as is the case with the TA194L shown. In this case the "L" at the end of the model number indicates provision of LW. The SW band is further bandspread to the 31/25/19/16/13m bands. Notable is the mahogany cabinet, a veneer rarely used by Murphy in receivers intended solely for the U.K. market. A combination of all-glass valves are used together with rectifier and PEN45 output valve. By this time Tropicalised receivers were being fitted with small 15w pygmy bulbs with standard bayonet fitting for scale illumination.
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