COLUMBUS MODEL 32 'EXETER' (1947)

The Columbus model 32 was manufactured for Columbus Radio Centre Ltd by Radio Corporation of New Zealand Ltd in 1947.
This model is part of the Columbus Exeter series of radios.

6-valve broadcast band receiver.  Same cabinet as found in several other models, such as the 26n, 27 and 62

1947 Columbus model 32

The Columbus model 32 is part of the Columbus Exeter series of radios.

The models 27 and 32 were the broadcast band and dual wave (respectively) table models from Columbus in 1948.  The cabinet style was pretty standard for sets from Columbus around this era.

The radios in this series are:
1947 Columbus model 32 Exeter
1948 Columbus model 27

Valves (6): 6K7, 6K8, 6K7, 6Q7, 6V6, 6X5

Intermediate Frequency: 455kc/s

Frequency Bands: 1

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

1947 Columbus model 32 schematic

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
1947Columbus model 32 - this set
1948Courtenay model 32