The Pacific (Post-WWII) model 8PE was manufactured for G. A. Wooller & Co. Ltd by Akrad Radio Corporation Ltd in 1951.

7-valve plus magic eye tuning, dual wave radiogram

1951 Pacific (Post-WWII) 8PE
Auckland Star, 15 April 1952

Technical Information

Valves (7 + magic eye): EF22, ECH21, EF22, ECH21, EBL21, EBL21, 5Y3 and EM32 Magic Eye

Frequency Bands: 2

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

1951 Pacific (Post-WWII) 8PE

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.