Murphy Radio Further Reading
For more information on the early days of Murphy Radio,
particularly concerning Frank Murphy’s involvement, a book published by Frank
Murphy’s daughter is recommended. “A
First Class Job” is written and published by Joan Long. With some 200 pages, and costing about £8 it is excellent
value, and includes many period advertisements and pictures. The book also describes the business Frank Murphy went on to
form after he resigned from Murphy Radio. ISBN 0 9511208 0 8.
For a general history of Murphy Radio the book “The
Setmakers” is recommended. “The Setmakers” is not limited only to Murphy,
but covers every major U.K. manufacturer of radio or television until the
1980’s. Many pictures and
advertisements of manufacturing plants as well as receivers are featured, from
companies including Bush, Cossor, Ekco, Marconi, Mullard, Philips, Ultra and
many more. About 460 pages.
Written By Keith Geddes and Gordon Bussey, published by BREMA under ISBN
0 9517042 0 6.
Many articles concerning Murphy Radio have appeared in the
Bulletin of the British Vintage Wireless Society (BVWS), and as Murphy is a
popular manufacturer for collectors more articles are likely to appear in the
future. The BVWS produces a CDROM
of the first 20 years of the Bulletin, back numbers of more recent Bulletins are
generally still available. Website is at www.bvws.org.uk
The other major reference for Murphy Radio is the internet site run by Dave Grant. Already recommended elsewhere on this site it includes sales leaflets and circuit diagrams. Website is at www.murphy-radio.co.uk
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