5-valve broadcast mantle radio, available in 5 colours. Sighted ivory, grey, blue and burgundy. Fifth colour is? Brown?
Two different dial glasses - both with red wire soldered to the drum as a pointer.
Note: blue set photographed has been resto-mod'd and pointer is now yellow while cabinet is painted to deal with cracks - the chassis is restored to factory.
This set is similar to the Astor / Columbus 525 and the Astor FEU
Intermediate Frequency: 455kc/s
Frequency Bands: 1
Chassis Notes(most schematics can be clicked to download a full size version)
NB: Some sets are IF-peaked at 465kc/s as per note below
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.