High-end 9-valve plus magic eye, 5-band bandspread, radio with push-pull output.
This was the flagship radio for Akrad in 1949, and was available in Pacific or Regent branding. It was replaced by the model 1053 in 1953, although this appears to have been a cabinet / styling update as the chassis seems very similar, if not the same.
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
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.
|1953||Pacific (Post-WWII) model 1053 Commonwealth Lowboy|