COURTENAY MODEL 18

Manufactured for Turnbull & Jones Ltd by Radio Corporation of New Zealand Ltd in 1936.

Courtenay released several variations of the RCNZ model 18 including table top and tombstone models - some have magic eyes fitted.

Valves (6 + eye): 6D6, 6A7, 6D6, 6B7, 42, 80 and 6E5 magic eye on some models

Intermediate Frequency: 456kc/s

Chassis Notes:

Model 18 chassis, found in chest-style and tombstone cabinets, sometimes with a vibrator power supply. Dual wave. Radiomuseum has a tombstone without magic eye, and the schematic does not show one, yet many examples have an eye fitted. Production serial numbers have been noted in both 1936 and 1937.

The standard chassis has 4 knobs - although many model 18's have 6, which indicates a vibrator power supply is fitted and it is designed to run from batteries or mains.

1937 Columbus model 18 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 (2 in total)

YEARMODEL NAME
1937Columbus model 18
1936Courtenay model 18 - this set