8-valve, plus magic eye tuning, bandspread radio with push-pull output.
Please note that the 85 circuit below is as close as we have - it should be virtually identical apart from the push-pull output, which presumably uses a transformer for phase-shift to feed the output drivers. Further details would be appreciated if you have them.
Akrad Trade Pricelist - 1941
Intermediate Frequency: 460kc/s
Frequency Bands: 5
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.
|1941||Pacific (Post-WWII) model 85|
|1939||Everest model 85|