The 'Clipper' radio brand was introduced in NZ in around 1954.
Clipper was manufactured by Akrad Radio Corporation Ltd, they were distributed by G. A. Wooller & Co. Ltd. Currently there are 21 documented models.
Clipper was a brand used on many of the more budget-end receivers and car radios by Akrad.
An article titled "Home Appliances Exhibition at A. and P. Show" in the December 1954 issue of Radio and Electrical Review states, "...the new brand, Clipper, which has gained such popularity in the last few months.". This suggests that Clipper was new in 1954. Certainly no models have been seen at the time of writing that pre-date that (although the Clipper 6P2 was a 1952 model - the sighted model has a speaker dated 1955, suggesting it was probably still in production when the Clipper brand was introduced, and a Clipper variant was added to their lineup.
|1953||Clipper model 513||5||Broadcast|
|1954||Clipper model 524||5||Dual Wave|
|1954||Clipper 5G4 'Studiogram'||5||Broadcast|
|1954||Clipper 5M4 'Junior'||5||Broadcast|
|1954||Clipper 6P2 'Countess'||5 + diode rectifier||Broadcast|
|1954||Clipper 7G4 'Gram 7'||7||Broadcast|
|1955||Clipper model 725||6 + magic eye||Dual Wave|
|1955||Clipper CR55 'Clipper Five'||5||Broadcast|
|1955||Clipper CR8U5 Clipper Eight 'Car Radio'||8||Broadcast|
|1955||Clipper R24||5 + magic eye||4|
|1956ish||Clipper 4P6 'Portable'||4||Broadcast|
|1956||Clipper 5G6 'Tablegram'||5||Dual Wave|
|1956||Clipper 6P6||6 (equivalent - uses selenium rectifier)||Broadcast|
|1956||Clipper model 966||5 + magic eye||Broadcast|
|1957||Clipper model 616||6||Dual Wave|
|1958||Clipper S32 'Majorca'||6 + magic eye||Dual Wave|
|1959ish||Clipper model 549 'Flamenco'||5||4|