MURPHY G201 'MELODEON' (1957)

The Murphy G201 was manufactured for Fisher & Paykel Ltd by Allied Industries Ltd (Fisher & Paykel) in 1957.

5-valve broadcast band radiogram

Technical Information

Valves (5): ECH42, EF41, EBC41, EL41, EZ41

Intermediate Frequency: 470kc/s

Frequency Bands: 1

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

Service information Murphy_G201_Melodeon_-_5V_BC_AC_-_19xx.pdf

1957 Murphy G201 'Melodeon'

1957 Murphy G201 'Melodeon'

General Construction Notes for Allied Industries Ltd (Fisher & Paykel):

Murphy stereogram model prefix indicates radio bands - ie: SGA is Stereogram All-Wave, SGD is Stereogram Dual-Wave. SG means Stereo broadcast band radio only (stereo referring to the record player - radio was only mono. Dashes and spaces seem to be used in some places while not others - ie: SG1387 is the same as SG 13-87

Dating Murphy equipment is a little difficult due the codes not making much sense to the author.  Here is what can be seen from the models examined:

SGx61x (ie SG615, SGD618) radiograms seem to have run from 1959 through until 1961/62 and used Garrard Type A record changers (these were released approximately 1959)