PACIFIC (POST-WWII)

'In A Sphere Of Its Own'

The 'Pacific (Post-WWII)' brandname was introduced in around 1940.

Pacific (Post-WWII) was manufactured by Akrad Radio Corporation Ltd, they were distributed by G. A. Wooller & Co. Ltd. Currently there are 28 documented models.

NOTE: There are two distinct uses of 'Pacific' as a brand.  Originally the brand was owned by the Pacific Radio Company Ltd in Wellington and from around 1940 the brand was taken over by Akrad Radio Ltd in Waihi.  If the dial is a peephole, arc-shaped or round then it is most likely an original Pacific set - otherwise its likely an Akrad Pacific.

In around 1940 Akrad took over the Pacific brand, logo and motto as it was no longer being used (the previous owner having passed away). Akrad used the Pacific brand to replace the Luxor name, which had been in use since the early days of the company. Many Pacific models were also released under Akrad's Regent brand - often the only difference being the dial glass

28 Documented Pacific (Post-WWII) Models
IMAGEYEAR MODEL CODE VALVES BANDS
1945 Pacific (Post-WWII) model 525 5  Dual Wave 
1946 Pacific (Post-WWII) model 516 5  Broadcast 
1946 Pacific (Post-WWII) model 756 6 + magic eye 5
1947 Pacific (Post-WWII) model 527 5  Dual Wave 
1947 Pacific (Post-WWII) model 617 'Trans Tasman' 6  Broadcast 
1947 Pacific (Post-WWII) model 627 6  Dual Wave 
1947 Pacific (Post-WWII) model 727 'One World' 6 + magic eye  Dual Wave 
1948 Pacific (Post-WWII) model 518 5  Broadcast 
1948 Pacific (Post-WWII) model 528 5  Dual Wave 
1948 Pacific (Post-WWII) 6P8 'Lunchbox' 6  Broadcast 
1949 Pacific (Post-WWII) model 1059 9 + magic eye 5
1949 Pacific (Post-WWII) model 519 'Premier' 5  Broadcast 
1949 Pacific (Post-WWII) model 629 'Prefect' 6  Dual Wave 
1950 Pacific (Post-WWII) 5G0 'Talisman' 5  Dual Wave 
1950 Pacific (Post-WWII) 5PP 5  Dual Wave 
1950 Pacific (Post-WWII) 5W0 'Flying Wing' 5  Broadcast 
1950 Pacific (Post-WWII) 6PE 5 + magic eye  Dual Wave 
1951 Pacific (Post-WWII) 4G2 4  Broadcast 
1951 Pacific (Post-WWII) model 511 'Endeavour' 5  Broadcast 
1951 Pacific (Post-WWII) 6P1 '3-Way Portable' 5 + rectifier diodes
1951ish Pacific (Post-WWII) 6PP 6  Dual Wave 
1951 Pacific (Post-WWII) model 721 6 + magic eye  Dual Wave 
1951ish Pacific (Post-WWII) 7PE 6 + magic eye  Dual Wave 
1952 Pacific (Post-WWII) model 522 5  Dual Wave 
1953 Pacific (Post-WWII) model 1053 'Commonwealth Lowboy' 9 + magic eye 5
1953 Pacific (Post-WWII) 4CR 4  Broadcast 
1953 Pacific (Post-WWII) model 513 'Coronation' 5  Broadcast 
1953ish Pacific (Post-WWII) model 583 5 8