The Exelrad 5GX was manufactured for Turnbull & Jones Ltd by Radio Corporation of New Zealand Ltd in 1936.

One of several 1936 kitsets available from Turnbull and Jones.  5-valve dual-wave radio.  Glass valves.  Updated version of the dual-wave comet from the 1935 sales year.

Note: the dial is very similar to that used in Austin radios made in Christchurch.

1936 Exelrad 5GX

1936 Exelrad 5GX

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

Intermediate Frequency: 465kc/s

Frequency Bands: 2

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

Service information (Exelrad_Band-Pass_Dual-Wave_5_model_5GX.pdf) here

1936 Exelrad 5GX

1936 Exelrad 5GX

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.