CLIPPER 5M9

Manufactured for G. A. Wooller & Co. Ltd by Akrad Radio Corporation Ltd in 1959.

AC/DC 5-valve broadcast band mantle set. 

According to a note in service info from a previous serviceman the 5M9 is the same as the Pye PZ100, although the 5M9 looks nothing like the PZ100 - however the circuit board part number matches.

Another comment on the service info suggests that this was a 'very piss poor' set.

Valves (5): UCH42, UF41, UBC41, UL41, UY41

Intermediate Frequency: 470kc/s

Chassis Notes:

AC or DC - series string transformerless

Full service info here

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
1958Pye PZ100
1959Clipper 5M9 - this set