The Fountain model OA was manufactured for Teevee Radio Ltd by Fountain Manufacturing Co. Ltd in 1964. It's part of the Bell Colt series.

5-valve dual-band radio

The cabinet is tapered towards the bottom with a formica finish.  It contains an updated Bell Colt World-Wave chassis, minus the tone control.

The Fountain OA is part of the 'Bell Colt' series.

There is considerable information on the main Bell Colt page about this long-running Kiwi icon.


Bell Colts ran from 1951 through until 1980 - the longest running model of NZ built domestic radio.  It saw many different engineering changes over the years, and the last few models dropped valves in favour of new transistor technology.

Please note that not all radios shown in this series were known as Colt's - the Planet, the Mercury etc were models in their own right - but they have a Colt chassis in them and so are included here as part of the wider Bell Colt dynasty.

The items in this series are

Technical Information

Valves (5): ECH81, EF89, EBC81, EL84, EZ80

Intermediate Frequency: Probably 455kc/s

Frequency Bands: 2

Chassis Notes(most schematics can be clicked to download a full size version) Based on the Bell Colt Explorer World-Wave chassis

Fountain OA 'Marine Band'

Fountain OA 'Marine Band'

Fountain OA 'Marine Band'