Murphy Radio In Ireland, Model TA394L
Pictured above is the TA394L from about 1959. This radio has a page to itself as it was made in the Murphy Dublin works. Murphy’s main production lines were in Welwyn Garden City, however a number of receivers were manufactured in the Irish Republic in a place called Islandbridge near Dublin. This set is very similar to the A574 from 1959. It is a top of the range set, with magic-eye tuning and pushbutton wavelength selection. It also features two buttons set into the speaker grille, these are used to optimise the receiver for listening to speech or music. In essence the switch brought a simple circuit into use that either increased or decreased the amount of treble in the audio output. The label at the rear (pictured below) of the set shows clearly that the set was from the Dublin. Valve line-up was 6L12, 6C12, 6F18, 6LD12, 6P15, EZ80, EM85.
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