PACIFIC (POST-WWII) MODEL 1053 'COMMONWEALTH LOWBOY' (1953)

The Pacific (Post-WWII) model 1053 was manufactured for G. A. Wooller & Co. Ltd by Akrad Radio Corporation Ltd in 1953.

High-end 9-valve plus magic eye, 5-band bandspread, radio with push-pull output.

This was the follow up top-spec console to the model 1059 and appears to share the same radio chassis (confirmation required).

Equipped with a Garrard RC75 automatic 3-speed record changer.

1953 Pacific (Post-WWII) model 1053

Valves (9 + magic eye): 7B7, 7S7, 7B7, 7C6*, 7C6*, 7C6*, 7C5, 7C5, 5Y3 and 6U5 Magic Eye

Frequency Bands: 5

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

* Note: 6SQ7 used in place of 7C6 - serial numbers 12361-14446

1949 Pacific (Post-WWII) model 1059

General Construction Notes for Akrad Radio Corporation Ltd:

Akrad sets often consist of 3 (or 4) numbers (eg: 518, 1059) or number-letter-number (5M4), and a common pattern exists for these sets: The first digit(or 2 digits in the case of 10-or-more valves) is the number of valves, the second is the number of bands and the third is the last digit of the year. Where the middle digit is a letter rather than a number it generally refers to the type of set - M for mantle, P for portable, G from radiogram etc

Often sets can be dated by the speaker, as many Akrad sets from the Pye era have the date of manufacture stamped on the back of the magnet housing.

Other documented models using this chassis (2 in total)

YEARMODEL NAME
1949 Pacific (Post-WWII) model 1059