HMV MODEL 626 'MERCURY' (1940)

The HMV model 626 was manufactured for His Master's Voice (New Zealand) Ltd in 1940. It was manufactured by various companies.

Other radios based on the same chassis:

6-valve dual wave concole radio, same chassis as the model 626 Dominion

Note the slight differences (errors?) in the advertising image below - the 626 chassis has 4 controls, and the sighted model has a slightly different grill arrangement

1940 HMV  model 626 'Dominion'

Technical Information

Valves (6):

Frequency Bands: 2

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

Schematic not held, any details would be appreciated.  Appears to use early 6- and 7-pin valves - may have been designed to use up old stocks?  Octals were well and truly in widespread use by now and had been for at least a couple of years.

This dial scale image is not to scale, but taken from a dial glass.  It might be useful in recreating the dial, but the ratio of width to height should be checked before use as the original photo was taken at an angle.

HMV model 626 'Dominion'

HMV model 626 'Dominion'

HMV model 626 'Dominion'

HMV model 626 'Dominion'

Other documented models using this chassis (2 in total)

1940 HMV model 626 'Dominion'