PYE PZ71 (1953)

The Pye PZ71 was manufactured for G. A. Wooller & Co. Ltd by Akrad Radio Corporation Ltd in 1953.

4-valve + magic eye, 5-band bandspread tabletop model. Advertising states the cabinet is veneered in Sapele Mahogany and the chassis is ful,ly tropicalised.

1953 Pye PZ71 Radio and Electronics Oct 53

Valves (4 + eye): ECH42, EBF80, ECL80, EZ40 and EM34 Magic Eye

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.