Other radios based on the same chassis:
6-valve battery/mains portable.
Often referred to as the 'Lunchbox', but known as the Dual-Power Portable in advertising.
A 6P9 version was released in the following year with a plastic grill instead of the louvers and some very minor changes to the circuitry.
PRESS, 24 DECEMBER 1949
Intermediate Frequency: 465kc/s
Frequency Bands: 1
Chassis Notes(most schematics can be clicked to download a full size version)
3Q4 output valve apart from serial numbers 7152 - 7251 which used a 3V4
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.
|1948||Pacific (Post-WWII) model 6P8 'Lunchbox'|
|1948||Regent model 6P8 'Lunchbox'|
|1948||Fivestar model 6P8 'Lunchbox'|