The Pathfinder model 516 was manufactured for Drages Home Centre by Akrad Radio Corporation Ltd in 1946.

Other radios based on the same chassis:

5-valve broadcast-band mantle set

Also seen in Pacific branding

Two cabinet styles, wavy front around the dial and flat.  Flat style MIGHT be a later (1947) cabinet

1946 Pathfinder  model 516 'Mosquito'

Technical Information

Valves (5): 6K8GT, 6U7G, 6Q7GT, 6V6GT, 6X5GT

Intermediate Frequency: 465kc/s

Frequency Bands: 1

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

Akrad (Pacific) 516 Schematic

General Construction Notes for Akrad Radio Corporation Ltd:

Akrad sets often consist of 3 (or 4) numbers (eg: 518, 1059) or number-letter-number (5M4), and a common pattern exists for these sets: The first digit(or 2 digits in the case of 10-or-more valves) is the number of valves, the second is the number of bands and the third is the last digit of the year. Where the middle digit is a letter rather than a number it generally refers to the type of set - M for mantle, P for portable, G from radiogram etc

Often sets can be dated by the speaker, as many Akrad sets from the Pye era have the date of manufacture stamped on the back of the magnet housing.

Other documented models using this chassis (2 in total)

1946 Pacific (Post-WWII) model 516