COLUMBUS MODEL 6

Manufactured for Columbus Radio Centre Ltd by Radio Corporation of New Zealand Ltd in 1946.

The model 6 had a plastic front panel and a formed sheetmetal cabinet. It was remarkably small for the time.

Valves (5): 6K8, 6K7, 6Q7, 6K6, 6X5

Intermediate Frequency: 455kc/s

Chassis Notes: Columbus only.

1946 Columbus model 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.