COLUMBUS MODEL 132 (CIRCA 1949)

The Columbus model 132 was manufactured for Columbus Radio Centre Ltd by Radio Corporation of New Zealand Ltd in about 1949.

Appears to be 5- or 6-valve, broadcast only, and has a similar dial and chassis layout to the model 61 (which is a dual-wave set).

Valves

General Construction Notes for Radio Corporation of New Zealand Ltd: The first digit of the serial number typically indicates the year of manufacture of RCNZ chassis' (although not the decade - that requires a little knowledge of the valves, construction, etc). Sets from around 1934 onwards were often (but not always) constructed in a distinctive pressed 'baking pan' style chassis, seemingly unique to RCNZ.