PYE PZ60 'MODEL H' (1954)

The Pye PZ60 was manufactured for G. A. Wooller & Co. Ltd by Akrad Radio Corporation Ltd in 1954.

6-valve 10-band bandspread table radio.

Like the Ricardo to follow it, the model H was probably a style of set that only its mother would love.  Apparently the sound is very good from these sets though.  Based on the English Pye model PE60 (PE for Pye England, PZ for Pye New Zealand).

1954 Pye PZ60

1954 Pye PZ60 - Radio and Electronics, Aug 1953

Technical Information

Valves (6 + optional magic eye): EF41, ECH42, EF41, EBC41, EL41, EZ40 and optional EM34 Magic Eye

Intermediate Frequency: 470kc/s

Frequency Bands: 10

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

Some sets have a magic eye fitted.  The valve layout badge on the back of the chassis and the service info do not mention this.  Even advertising shows it though. 

1954 Pye PZ60

1954 Pye PZ60

1954 Pye PZ60

1954 Pye PZ60

1954 Pye PZ60

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.