Murphy B485 (June 1963)
A very fine example of the second series of Murphy transistor radio's. I say second series as these were first produced in September 1959 (B385) followed by this model in February 1961. You can still see that the Ediswan transistors were still being used and I noticed one AF in the seperate mixer stage. The radio cost £20 to purchase in 63 and offers Medium and Long Wave broadcast bands at very good volume, and i'm sure there was a reason that the radio would appeal to the car owners as the radio has a aerial socket for this purpose and does look at home in a classic car.
Electronically I have replaced all the de-coupling components and main electrolitics and cleaned the band switch as standard.
The radio came with the Neohide case, many of these seem to shrink a little, so getting the radio in and out is a little difficult, but the batteries , originaly PP1's (2 off) (6.0 Volt have been converted to 4 AA per and last for a very long time.
The radio works very well on all bands and loads of volume, the case overall is very good, though the Zip is off one side but can easily be fitted again if required and is very strong.
So a early transistor Murphy radio which finding good examples of today are very hard to find, in fact I have not seen any others for sale for many years. Comes complete with batterys and 1 years gurantee