The Fountain model OA was manufactured for Teevee Radio Ltd by Fountain Manufacturing Co. Ltd It's part of the Bell Colt series of radios.
The Fountain model O.A. is a dual-band set with a formica finish, based on the Bell Colt World-Wave chassis minus the tone control.
The Fountain OA is part of the Bell Colt series of radios.

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.

The radios 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