MURPHY MD54 'MINX' (1959)

The Murphy MD54 was manufactured for Fisher & Paykel Ltd by Allied Industries Ltd (Fisher & Paykel) in 1959.

5-valve dual wave radio.

Similar in appearance to the HMV and Astor model 616 (by Akrad Radio), however the similarities end with the appearance.

Technical Information

Valves (5): ECH42, EF41, EBC41, EL41, EZ40

Intermediate Frequency: 470kc/s

Frequency Bands: 2

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

Service information (Murphy_MD54_Minx_-_5V_DW_AC_-_1959.pdf) here

1959 Murphy MD54

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)