PYE PZ43 'MODEL Y' (CIRCA 1953)

The Pye PZ43 was manufactured for G. A. Wooller & Co. Ltd by Akrad Radio Corporation Ltd in about 1953.

4-valve mantle radio available in wooden and bakelite cabinets

Valves (4): ECH42, EBF80, EL41, EZ41

Intermediate Frequency: 470kc/s

Frequency Bands: 1

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

1953 Pye PZ43

1953 Pye PZ43

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.