ASTOR MODEL 616 (1957)

The Astor model 616 was manufactured for Columbus Radio Centre Ltd by Akrad Radio Corporation Ltd in 1957.

6-valve dual wave radio with gram input

Looks similar to the Murphy MD54, but they are quite different inside.

Valves (6): EF41, ECH42, EF41, EBC41, EL41, EZ40

Frequency Bands: 2

Chassis Notes(most schematics can be clicked to download a full size version)

1957 HMV CLIPPER ASTOR by AKRAD - model 616

General Construction Notes for Akrad Radio Corporation Ltd:

Akrad sets often consist of 3 (or 4) numbers (eg: 518, 1059) or number-letter-number (5M4), and a common pattern exists for these sets: The first digit(or 2 digits in the case of 10-or-more valves) is the number of valves, the second is the number of bands and the third is the last digit of the year. Where the middle digit is a letter rather than a number it generally refers to the type of set - M for mantle, P for portable, G from radiogram etc

Often sets can be dated by the speaker, as many Akrad sets from the Pye era have the date of manufacture stamped on the back of the magnet housing.

All documented models using this chassis (2 in total)

YEARMODEL NAME
1957HMV model 616
1957Astor model 616 - this set