BELL COLT 5B67 (1967)

The Bell Colt 5B67 was manufactured by Bell Radio-Television Corporation Ltd in 1967. It's part of the Bell Colt series of radios.

4 valves and a silicon bridge rectifier.  Around this time Bell switched to transistors and there were no further valve-based Colts produced - this was the last model with the warm glow.

Generally easily spotted by the black-painted badge riveted on the rear.  There is space for a model code on this badge, but no examples have yet been seen with the code stamped in.  The other identifying feature is the power transformer being mounted on an angle.

The Bell Colt 5B67 is part of the Bell Colt series of radios.

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.  There is considerable information on the main Colt page about this Kiwi icon.

The radios in this series are:

Technical Information

Valves (4 + Silicon Bridge Rectifier): ECH81, EF89, EBC81, EL84, BY123

Intermediate Frequency: 455kc/s

Frequency Bands: 1

Chassis Notes(most schematics can be clicked to download a full size version)

1967 Bell Colt 5B67 Schematic