Murphy Radio Model U704 From 1962
Pictured here is the U704 receiver, the last (by a few months) valve receiver from Murphy. The U704 is a rather uninspiring update of the U504 from 1959, and uses the same basic cabinet. This particular example is in factory green, but the colour is sprayed on the original brick red bakelite. The circuit is virtually identical to the U504, in fact only the styling at the front has been marginally updated. It can be noted that the U704 was still cheaper than any of the transistor models though, costing £10.1.9. (+pt). The picture below shows the back of the cabinet which wraps round the front panel carrying the chassis. A single screw holds the two sections together providing for easy servicing access. Valve line-up 10C14, 10FD12, 10PL12, U381.
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