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Till Eulenspiegel
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The non-reversible main connector.

DAC90 connector 3
DAC90 connector 2
DAC90 connector 1

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Posted : 22/12/2019 12:18 pm
Till Eulenspiegel
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It looks like the third pin on the connector is factory fitted.  The attachment shows the mains connector on another DAC90A.

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Posted : 22/12/2019 4:33 pm
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I wonder if that was introduced on later models, as mine certainly do not have it.

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Posted : 22/12/2019 6:44 pm
Till Eulenspiegel
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The DAC90A that started this topic was made in 1952.  The ivory set made was in 1955 and the set shown in this post was made in 1952 or 1953.

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I do remember seeing these sets in the local radio shop in 1957 and in fact I believe production continued to 1959.

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Posted : 23/12/2019 1:37 am
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Production did carry on very late indeed - they appear listed in the ever-useful Trader year books certainly in 1958, and I have one with a serial number of over 240,000. As I don't have easy access to it I can't tell you if it has that modified mains inlet though, but it seems a very good idea as DC supplies slowly disappeared and the need for the inlet to be reversible disappeared with it.

A very long-lived design for Frank Middleditch, the cabinet designer.

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Posted : 23/12/2019 1:44 pm
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Posted by: @cathovisor

A very long-lived design for Frank Middleditch, the cabinet designer.

I've always liked it when we can put a name to a particular design or development.     

Surprising that Bush resisted fitting more modern valves or a ferrite rod aerial.  Although stating that the Pye Piper P116 of 1957 employed U40 series valves.

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