MURPHY MD58 (CIRCA 1963)

The Murphy MD58 was manufactured for Fisher & Paykel Ltd by Allied Industries Ltd (Fisher & Paykel) in about 1963.

5-valve dual-wave mantle set, very similar electrically to the MD57.

Noted by John Stokes as being the last ever valve model under the Murphy brand.

Technical Information

Valves (5): ECH81, EF89, EBC81, EL84, EZ80

Intermediate Frequency: 455kc/s most likely

Frequency Bands: 2

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

Date of the MD58 set unknown, but based on MD57 schematic date of 1963 - both sets are similar electrically - probably within +/- 1 year

1963 Murphy MD58 Schematic

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)