Other radios based on the same chassis:
5 valve, dual wave (World Wave) mantle radio
Probably the first Colt-style chassis to have dual-wave capability, this was probably also the chassis used in at least the early Skipper 10 radios by Electronics Navigation Ltd
The only sighted example uses a toggle switch on the back - probably for tone. The later 5W7 dual wave Colt uses a rotary switch on the back. Assuming the toggle switch is factory and not something put in as a replacement later on, this might be (short of serial number analysis) the only easy way to tell them apart.
Radio & Electronics - August 1956
Bell Colts ran from 1951 through until 1980 - the longest running model of NZ built domestic radio. It saw many different engineering changes over the years, and the last few models dropped valves in favour of new transistor technology.
Please note that not all radios shown in this series were known as Colt's - the Planet, the Mercury etc were models in their own right - but they have a Colt chassis in them and so are included here as part of the wider Bell Colt dynasty.
Intermediate Frequency: 462kc/s
Frequency Bands: 2
|1956||Skipper 10 model 5D5 'Colt'|