COLUMBUS MODEL 39

Manufactured for Columbus Radio Centre Ltd by Radio Corporation of New Zealand Ltd in 1937.

The first Columbus model

5-valve dual-wave

Valves (5): 6A7, 6D6, 6B7, 42, 80

Intermediate Frequency: 456kc/s

Chassis Notes:

Radio Corp NZ model 39 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.