COURTENAY 26N (1952)

The Courtenay 26N was manufactured for Turnbull & Jones Ltd by Radio Corporation of New Zealand Ltd in 1952.

5-valve broadcast band radio.

dual wave version is model 27 / 27N (octal / minature valve versions respectively)

Valves (5): 6BE6, 6BA6, 6AV6, 6AQ5, 6X4

Chassis Notes (most schematics can be clicked to download a full size version): Uses miniature valves (the 'N' designation is in keeping with RCNZ sets around this era that used them).  Has gram input from factory.

RCNZ model 26N 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 (4 in total)

YEARMODEL NAME
1952Columbus 26N
1952Courtenay 26N - this set
1953Courtenay 26P
1953Columbus 26P