Murphy, a British name, was originally made in NZ by Westco Products Ltd. After Westco disappeared, Allied industries took over the agency and manufactured for Fisher & Paykel Ltd.  Pre-war, F&P had imported Pilot radios, but hadn't handled them since then, until Allied made Murphy.

Murphy Bakelite radio

This is a 5 valve model, from approx 1957. It was made by Allied Industries and distributed by Fisher & Paykel, a very well known manufacturer of whitegoods etc. It has a tone control on the back of the chassis.  The majority of small radios of this general type usually seem to have no backs on them. This one has a fibreboard back. As with most NZ radios, a number of NZ stations are listed on the dial. Many of them, including this one, also have Australian stations listed as well.

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