COLUMBUS MODEL 172 (CIRCA 1940)

The Columbus model 172 was manufactured for Columbus Radio Centre Ltd by Radio Corporation of New Zealand Ltd in about 1940.

6-valve dual wave radio

Valves (6):

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.

All documented models using this chassis (2 in total)

YEARMODEL NAME
1940Courtenay model 172
1940Columbus model 172 - this set