Murphy A72

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 This set is a 1939 Murphy A72 we used to have at home in the 40s and 50s.

Tuning is made by a drum dial running across the top of the set and operated by a cable. It has a clever system of black squares on the drum, corresponding to the tuning for named stations marked across the dial glass. One merely rotates the tuning knob, placing the black square in the corresponding window and there will be the station of your choice. At least it was when frequency allocations were stable but it wasn't after the powers that be decided to change everything. Worst offender was the BBC that seemingly threw all their station wavelengths into the air (or should I say ether) and reallocated them willy-nilly.

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