COMPANION MODEL 70DWAC 'SUPER SEVEN' (CIRCA 1941)

The Companion 70DWAC was manufactured for Johns Ltd by Wellmade Ltd in about 1941.

6-valve plus magic eye tuning, bandspread mini-console radio

Note, the set came to the current collector (who has rejuvenated it back to working status) with the knobs shown, although the lower two look to have been swapped on at some point in its life - they are the special single-use wooden Columbus knobs found only on the Columbus model 62 from Radio Corp NZ in Wellington.

Companion 70DWAC
NEW ZEALAND HERALD, 3 SEPTEMBER 1941

Technical Information

Valves (6 + magic eye): 6SK7, 6K8, 6SK7, 6B8, 6V6, 5Z4, and 6U5 Magic Eye

Frequency Bands: 5

General Construction Notes for Wellmade Ltd:

Radios made for Johns in the 30's were often available in AC, DC or Battery. DC, because large tracts of Auckland (where Johns and Wellmade were situated) were powered from DC plants.