COURTENAY MODEL 61 (1947)

The Courtenay model 61 was manufactured for Turnbull & Jones Ltd by Radio Corporation of New Zealand Ltd in 1947, production ran for about 4 years.

6-valve dual-wave set, two different tabletop models seen (compact with 6x9 speaker seems most common, although a wider tabletop model, more in line with most RCNZ models has also been seen), and this model was also available as a console.

Valves (6):
6K7G, 6K8GT, 6B8G, 6SJ7, 6V6GT, 5Y3G
or
6U7G, 6K8GT, 6B8G, 6J7G, 6V6GT, 5Y3G

Intermediate Frequency: 455kc/s

Frequency Bands: 2

Chassis Notes(most schematics can be clicked to download a full size version)

1947 Columbus & Courtenay model 61 Lab Schematic

1947 Columbus & Courtenay model 61 Schematic

1947 Columbus & Courtenay model 61 Schematic with notes

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
1947Courtenay model 61 - this set
1947Columbus model 61