The Regent model 1059 was manufactured for G. A. Wooller & Co. Ltd by Akrad Radio Corporation Ltd in 1949, it was in production for 4 years.

Other radios based on the same chassis:

High-end 9-valve plus magic eye, 5-band bandspread, radio with push-pull output.

This was the flagship radio for Akrad in 1949, and was available in Pacific or Regent branding.  It was replaced by the model 1053 in 1953, although this appears to have been a cabinet / styling update as the chassis seems very similar, if not the same.


Regent model 1059 'Cavalier'

Technical Information

Valves (9 + magic eye): 7B7, 7S7, 7B7, 7C6*, 7C6*, 7C6*, 7C5, 7C5, 5Y3 and 6U5 Magic Eye

Frequency Bands: 5

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

* Note: 6SQ7 used in place of 7C6 - serial numbers 12361-14446

1949 Pacific (Post-WWII) model 1059

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.

Other documented models using this chassis (4 in total)

1949 Pacific (Post-WWII) model 1059
1953 Pacific (Post-WWII) model 1053 'Commonwealth Lowboy'
1949 Regent model 1059