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 27 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

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