The Columbus model 563 was manufactured for Columbus Radio Centre Ltd by Radio Corporation of New Zealand Ltd in 1955.

Plastic mantle 5-valve-clock-radio

Columbus model 563 Greenwich


Also seen as an AWA Radiola model in Australia as per the advert below

Australian AWA version of the Columbus 563


Valves (5): 6BE6, 6BA6, 6AV6, 6AQ5, 6X4

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

Almost certainly designed by AWA in Australia - several parts have AWA part numbers and the date of this model is a year earlier in Australian advertising.

1955 Columbus model 563 Parts List

1955 Columbus model 563 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.