FIVE STAR 6P8 'LUNCHBOX' (1948)

The Five Star 6P8 was manufactured for G. A. Wooller & Co. Ltd by Akrad Radio Corporation Ltd in 1948.

FiveStar model 6P8 - 6-valve battery / mains portable often refered 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 louvres and some very minor changes to the circuitry.

Valves (6): 1T4, 1R5, 1T4, 1S5, 3V4 or 3Q5 (see notes) and 6X5 rectifier for mains use.

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

1948 Pacific (Post-WWII) 6P8

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 (3 in total)

YEARMODEL NAME
1948Pacific (Post-WWII) 6P8
1948Regent 6P8
1948Five Star 6P8 - this set