Other radios based on the same chassis:
FiveStar model 6P8 - 6-valve battery / mains portable radio
The original sales name for these radios was the 'Dual Power Portable' - with the 'Lunchbox' moniker coming later on, due to their resemblance to an old-time construction-workers lunchbox from the 30's or 40's. Interestingly, this style has come back in recently with companies like Stanley recreating the look.
The 6P8, released for the 1968 model year, was the original design and is recognisable by its steel louvre grill, while the 6P9, released the following year, has a plastic grill screwed on the front - internally they are both very similar.
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 'Dual-Power Portable'|
|1948||Regent model 6P8 'Dual-Power Portable'|
|1948||Escort model 6P8 'Dual-Power Portable'|