The murphy diagram dungeon
1930 to 1938




A Murphy Radio Window display by Alcocks of Burslem.
In the centre of the display is the A8 with, a pair of A3As on either side.
Below the A8 is a B4 (in the later 'Art Deco Style' cabinet).
Either side of the B4 are a pair of '4/B5 radios.
The Murphy range for 1930.
  • The B4 was Murphy's first radio. The first advertisement for the B4 appeared in the October 3rd issue of the Radio Times.
  • Initially priced at £17 17s. 0d. A new version, with a revised cabinet design, was released in 1932 priced at £15 15s. 0d.
  • In November of 1932 the price was reduced to £12 10s. 0d.
  • The November 1932 price reductions were achieved by reducing the dealer discount (profit margin) from 33⅓ % to 27½ %
The Murphy range for 1931.
  • The Murphy A3, AC mains table model. 1036k.
  • Due to popular demand, The Murphy News published Cord stringing diagrams for the A3. 280k.
  • The A3 was Murphy's first AC Mains powered radio. Released Summer - just in time for 'Radiolympia'.
  • Initially priced at £19 19s. 0d. then reduced to £17 17s. 0d. the following year.

The Murphy range for 1932.

  • The Murphy A3A, AC mains table model. 1072k.
  • The A3A was initially priced at £17 17s. 0d. but reduced in price to £13 10s. 0d. in November.
  • The Murphy A8, AC mains receiver with matching stand. 505k.
  • The A8 was initially priced at £31 10s. 0d. but subsequently reduced in price to £24 0s. 0d. in November.

The Murphy range for 1933. These three models all cost £14 10s. 0d.

  • The Murphy A4, AC mains table model. 379k.
  • The Murphy B5, battery table model. 447k.
  • The Murphy D4, table model for use with DC mains only. 451k.


The '24 console

The '24 table model

The '24 radiogram
The Murphy range for 1934.

Battery Model B24 released in May price £14 10s. 0d.
Mains Table Models - A24 released February & D24 released April both price £14 10s. 0d.
Console Models - A24C & D24C released June price £17 0s. 0d.
Radiograms - A24RG released September price £24 0s. 0d. & D24RG released October price £25 0s. 0d.
Also available A24RG 'non-standard' price £25 0s. 0d. for use with mains frequencies other than '50 cycles'.


           

The '26 console

The '28 console.
With Automatic tuning correction.

The '26 radiogram
 
The '26/B25 table model

The '28RG luxury radiogram.
With Automatic tuning correction.
 
The Murphy range for 1935. Announced at the beginning of March to be available early April.

Battery Model B25 price £13 0s. 0d. including batteries.
Mains Table Models - A26 price £11 0s. 0d. & D26 price £11 5s. 0d.
Console Models - A26C price £14 15s. 0d. & D26C price £15 0s. 0d.
Radiograms - A26RG price £24 10s. 0d. & D26RG price £24 15s. 0d.
Also available A26RG 'non-standard' price £24 15s. 0d. for use with mains frequencies other than '50 cycles'.
Note: The radiogram cabinet is identical to that of the 24RG of the prvious year...

The '28 range of models were announced at the end of July to be available early August.
The console models were priced at £21 15s. 0d.
The A28RG was priced at £33 10s. 0d. and the D28RG at £34 10s. 0d.

  • The Murphy B25, table model for battery use. 373k.
  • The Murphy A26/C, table & console model for use with AC mains. 412k.
  • The Murphy A26RG, radiogram for use with AC mains. 322k.
  • The Murphy D26/C, table & console model for use with AC or DC mains. 379k.
  • The Murphy D26RG, radiogram for use with AC or DC mains. 407k.
  • The Murphy A28C, deluxe console model for use with AC mains. 362k.
  • The Murphy D28C, deluxe console model for use with DC mains. 362k.
  • The Murphy A28RG, deluxe radiogram for use with AC mains. 412k.
  • The Murphy D28RG, deluxe radiogram for use with DC mains. 397k.
  • Due to popular demand, The Murphy News published Cord stringing diagrams for the A28. 255k.

           

The '30 console

The B23 economy battery model

The '30 radiogram
 
The '30 table model

The B27 deluxe battery model
 
The Murphy range for 1936.

As of January 1st the price of the 1935 range of radios was reduced to match the price of
the equivalent 1936 model. I should imagine this was to help shift the old stock...
The entire 1936 range was announced in March.
Battery Models - B23 price £6 7s. 6d. B27 price £9 17s. 6d.
Mains Table Models - A30 price £9 17s. 6d. D30 price £10 2s. 6d.
Console Models - A30C price £13 10s. 0d. D30C price £13 15s. 0d.
Radiograms - A30RG price £24 0s. 0d. D30RG price £25 0s. 0d.
Also available A30RG 'non-standard' price £25 0s. 0d. for use with mains frequencies other than '50 cycles'.



The B31 economy battery model.

The '34 table model

The AD32 economy AC/DC mains model.

The B33 battery table model.

The '34 radiogram

The '36 luxury Shortwave table receiver.

The '38 console model

The A40RG luxury radiogram.
These were only made to order!

The A40C console model

The A42V Television. Murphy's first television receiver.
The Murphy range for 1937.

The B31 was announced in January priced at £6 10s. 0d. (Without Batteries).
The B33 was announced in January priced at £10 15s. 0d. (Without Batteries).
'34' table models released in January both price £11 10s. 0d.
The AD32 was announced in February priced at £8 5s. 0d.
'36' models released in February both price £15 10s. 0d.
'38' models released in April both price £17 10s. 0d.
A42V Television receiver announced in June (first demonstrated from June 11th at the Science Museum in London). Released in August price £65.
'34' radiograms released in July. A34RG price £24. D34RG price £25.
A40C luxury console model released in August price £35.
A40RG luxury radio-gramophone model released in November price £85.

  • The Murphy B31, economy table model for battery use. 201k.
  • The Murphy B33, table model for battery use. 286k.
  • The Murphy AD32, economy table model for use with AC or DC mains. 258k.
  • The Murphy A34/RG, table model & radiogram for use with AC mains. 292k.
  • The Murphy D34/RG, table model & radiogram for use with AC or DC mains. 311k.
  • The Murphy A36, shortwave special table model for use with AC mains. 577k.
  • The Murphy D36, shortwave special table model for use with AC or DC mains. 407k.
  • The Murphy A38C, console model for use with AC mains. 272k.
  • The Murphy D38C, console model for use with AC or DC mains. 273k.
  • The Murphy A40C, deluxe console model for use with AC mains. 529k.
  • Parts lists for use with the diagrams. 124k.
    Also contains the voltage table for the A40.
  • Due to popular demand, The Murphy News published Cord stringing diagrams for the B31 to A36. 280k.
    For A38 & A40 follow the instructions for A34 & A36 which are very similar.

           

The '48 table model

The B45 economy table model

The B47 table model

The A52 shortwave special table model

The '46 table model

The '50 deluxe table model

The B47C console receiver

The '46RG radiogram

The '46C console

The '48RG radiogram
 
The '50C deluxe console
 
The A56V television receiver.

The A58V combined television & radio receiver.
 
The Murphy range for 1938.

The '46' range was released in March.
Table models - A46 price £9 10s. 0d. D46 price £9 15s. 0d.
Console models - A46C price £13 15s. 0d. D46C price £14.
Radiograms - A46RG price £20. D46RG price £22.

The '48' range was also released in March.
Table models - A48 price £12. D48 price £12 5s. 0d.
Radiograms - A48RG price £30. D48RG price £32.

Battery models B45 & B47 were released in March. B45 price £7. B47 price £11 10s. 0d. (batteries not included).
Battery console model B47C was released in April price £14 5s. 0d. (no batteries).

The '50' Table models were released in April and the Console models in May.
Table models - A50 price £16. D50 price £16 5s. 0d.
Console models - A50C price £21. D50C price £21 5s. 0d.

Two variant models were made available in April with extra waveband for 70-200 metres (trawler band).
B47A price £11 15s. 0d. and D48A price £12 10s. 0d.

The A52 was released in August price £18 10s. 0d. a bargain!
The A56V was released in August price £30.
The A58V was released in August price £45.

  • The Murphy A46, table, console & radiogram for use on AC mains. 182k.
  • The Murphy A48, table model & radiogram for use on AC mains. 181k.
  • The Murphy D46, table, console & radiogram for use with DC or AC mains. 203k.
  • The Murphy D48, table model & radiogram for use with DC or AC mains. 207k.
  • The Murphy A50, table model & console for use with AC mains. 415k.
  • The Murphy D50, table model & console for use with AC or DC mains. 459k.
  • The Murphy A52, deluxe push button table model. 410k.
  • The Murphy B45, economy battery table model. 105k.
  • The Murphy B47, battery table & console models. 197k.
  • The Murphy B45 and B47, Service instructions. 1357k.
  • The Murphy A56V and A58V, Service instructions. 2600k.
  • The Murphy A56V & A58V, circuit diagram with updates. 1600k.
  • Parts & Voltage tables for use with the diagrams. 183k.
  • Due to popular demand, The Murphy News published Cord stringing diagrams for the A48 to A52. 255k.
    For A46 & B45, follow the stringing instructions for the B31/AD32.
    For B47, follow the stringing instructions for the A48.

 
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