The Astor model 616 was manufactured 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.
Frequency Bands: 2
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.
|1957||HMV model 616|
|1957||Astor model 616 - this set|