MURPHY MR152 (1967)

The Murphy MR152 was manufactured for Fisher & Paykel Ltd by Allied Industries Ltd (Fisher & Paykel) in 1967.

8-valve 'school' style broadcast band receiver / PA with gramophone and microphone inputs and various speaker configurations

Technical Information

Valves (8): EF89, ECH81, EBF89, ECC83 Mic Preamp, ECC83, EL84, EL84, EZ81

Intermediate Frequency: 455kc/s

Frequency Bands: 1

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

Service information Murphy_MR152_Mains_Receiver_Installation_and_Service.pdf

1967 Murphy MR152

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 appearing to contain dating info.  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)

The first digit or digits seems to reflect the number of active devices (ie: SG 14-32 has 14 transistors, SG615 has 6 valves)