5-valve dual-wave set, available in Columbus and Courtenay only as the agreements with all other brands had been terminated leaving Pacific, CQ, Stella and the other brands to either find new manufacturers or disappear.
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.
|1938||Columbus model 85 - this set|
|1938||Courtenay model 85|