COURTENAY MODEL 15 (1935)

The Courtenay model 15 was manufactured for Turnbull & Jones Ltd by Radio Corporation of New Zealand Ltd in 1935, production ran for about 3 years.

1935 5-valve broadcast-only set. Two known cabinet styles - the standard cabinet which looks very similar to the Pacific chest version and Overture (a two-tone veneer front that bears a striking resemblance to the UK-export-model HMV 471)

Valves (5): 6A7, 6D6, 6B7, 42, 80

Intermediate Frequency: 465kc/s

Frequency Bands: 1

Chassis Notes(most schematics can be clicked to download a full size version) The model 15 chassis was Radio Corp NZ's standard AC mains 5-valve broadcast-only receiver chassis for 1935. This is likely one of the first 'unified' chassis models where all brands got the same chassis with just their badge on the back to differentiate them (Previously different brands had their own peculiarities like painted chassis' or different valves and/or circuitry). Known to have been produced for Courtenay, Stella, Pacific and CQ.

RCNZ Model 15 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.

All documented models using this chassis (5 in total)

YEARMODEL NAME
1935CQ model 15
1935Pacific model 15
1935Courtenay model 15 - this set
1935Stella model 15
1937Columbus model 15