REGENT MODEL 511 'VISCOUNT' (1951)

The Regent model 511 was manufactured for G. A. Wooller & Co. Ltd by Akrad Radio Corporation Ltd in 1951.

5-valve broadcast-band set.  Pacific and Regent (as typical with Akrad) used the same cabinet and just had a different badge.

Note the advert shows 4 controls although the set only has 3.

Valves (5): 7S7, 7B7, 7C6, 7C5, 7Y4

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

Regen and Pacific 511 (Akrad) Schematic

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.

All documented models using this chassis (2 in total)

YEARMODEL NAME
1951Pacific (Post-WWII) model 511
1951Regent model 511 - this set