Other radios based on the same chassis:
5-valve + diode rectifier AC / Battery set.
Originally released in 1952 under the Pacific and Regent brands, this model must have been available through until at least the mid-50's at least,as the Clipper name only came into being in around 1954, and the speaker on this set is dated 1955.
It should be noted that this case was advertised (and possibly designed) by Invicta Radio in the UK the previous year, as the 'Twinvicta'. A cursory search found no images of actual examples of this English model although the author understands it was a 4-valve broadcast band and long wave radio, so the case is likely the only similarity.
Frequency Bands: 1
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.
|1952||Regent model 6P2 'Countess'|