MURPHY SGA821 'LA SCALA' (1962)

The Murphy SGA821 was manufactured for Fisher & Paykel Ltd by Allied Industries Ltd (Fisher & Paykel) in 1962.

7 valve plus magic eye tuning, stereogram with optional reel-to-reel tape deck

Technical Information

Valves (7 + magic eye): ECH81, EF89, EABC80, ECC83, ECC83, EL84, EL84 and EM84 Magic Eye

Intermediate Frequency: 455kc/s

Frequency Bands: 5

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

1962 Murphy SGA821

Service information (Murphy_SGA821_La_Scala_stereogram_-_11V_BS_AC_-_1962.pdf) here

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)