BELL MODEL 6P7 (1955)

The Bell model 6P7 was manufactured by Bell Radio-Television Corporation Ltd in 1955.

The 6P7 was a 3-way portable (AC / DC / Battery), and is noted as being one of several 'Hot-Boxes' available from various manufacturers at the time by John Stokes. The tranformerless design made them lighter, but less reliable and also meant that the mains was directly connected to the chassis - hopefully neutral, but the plugs at that time were not polarised and so it depended entirely on luck, and the fact that the entire chassis was insulated... however one broken knob could potentially (pun intended) see you and 230V making contact through the metal shaft of the control

Seen in white, grey and green - there are possibly other colours. Also seen with two different dial styles.

1955 Bell 6P7

Technical Information

Valves (6 + rectifier diode): DF91, DK40, DF91, DAF91, DL96 (Pair in Push Pull), Philips 85mA Rectifier Diode

Intermediate Frequency: 462kc/s

Frequency Bands: 1

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

The schematic refers to the 6P7 as a 7-valve set, however the rectifier 'valve' is a Philips diode. This seems to have been popular practice on schematics of this crossover valve/silicon era. Also noted on one schematic (possibly by JWS) is 'replace all 100V Ducon capacitors) so there may have been a known issue there.

1955 Bell 6P7