PACIFIC (POST-WWII) 5G2 'TABLEGRAM' (1952)

The Pacific (Post-WWII) 5G2 was manufactured for G. A. Wooller & Co. Ltd by Akrad Radio Corporation Ltd in 1952.

Other radios based on the same chassis:

5-valve dual-wave table radiogram.

Note - the 522 schematic below is probably right, but needs to be confirmed.  If you have one (or have access to the one at MOTAT photographed above), please get in touch.

Photo retrieved from MOTAT online, record F184.2001, credit: Akrad Radio Corporation. Circa 1952. Radiogram [Pacific (Akrad)], F184.2001. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)

1952 Pacific (Post-WWII) 5G2 'Tablegram'
Auckland Star, 15th April 1952

Technical Information

Valves (5): ECH21, EF22, EBL21, EF22, EZ35

Frequency Bands: 2

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

1952 Pacific (Post-WWII) model 522 Schematic

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 (3 in total)

YEARMODEL NAME
1952 Pacific (Post-WWII) model 522
1952 Regent model 522