MULLARD MODEL 515 'METEOR' (1945)

The Mullard model 515 was manufactured for C. & A. Odlin Ltd by Philips Electrical Industries of N.Z. Ltd in 1945.

5-valve miniature mantle radio - The Mullard model 515 Meteor (or Mullardette)

The first midget radio from Mullard (well, from Philips as most Mullard radios were just rebadged with a different cabinet in some cases).  The Philips version has horizontal grill bars and was known as the model 540 Philette.

2 chassis versions, one which uses American octal valves and the other which uses English valves (540E version)

2 dial versions, MK1 has the low frequency at the left hand side of the dial while the MK2 has the opposite arrangement.

Technical Information

Valves (5): 6SA7, 6SK7, 6SQ7GT, 6V6GT, 6X5GT or
ECH35, EF39, EBC33, 6V6GT, 6X5GT

Intermediate Frequency: 455kc/s

Frequency Bands: 1

Chassis Notes(most schematics can be clicked to download a full size version)

1947 Philips model 540

1947 Philips model 540E

Other documented models using this chassis (2 in total)

YEARMODEL NAME
1945 Philips model 540 Philette