The Regent model 6P9 was manufactured for G. A. Wooller & Co. Ltd by Akrad Radio Corporation Ltd in 1949. It's part of the Dual-Power Portable 'Lunchbox' series.

Regent model 6P9 - 6-valve battery / mains portable often refered to as the 'Lunchbox', but known as the Dual-Power Portable in advertising. 

Revised version of the previous years model 6P8 with a nicer grill.

1949 Regent 6P9

The Regent model 6P9 is part of the 'Dual-Power Portable 'Lunchbox'' series.

The original sales name for these radios was the 'Dual Power Portable' - with the 'Lunchbox' moniker coming later on, due to their resemblance to an old-time construction-workers lunchbox from the 30's or 40's.  Interestingly, this style has come back in recently with companies like Stanley recreating the look.

The 6P8, released for the 1968 model year, was the original design and is recognisable by its steel louvre grill, while the 6P9, released the following year, has a plastic grill screwed on the front - internally they are both very similar.

The items in this series are

Technical Information

Valves (6): 1T4, 1R5, 1T4, 1S5, 3Q4, EZ40

Intermediate Frequency: 465kc/s

Frequency Bands: 1

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

Very similar to the 6P8, known differences noted on the schematic below

1949 Regent 6P9

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.