PHILIPS MODEL 042 (1940)

The Philips model 042 was manufactured by Philips Electrical Industries of N.Z. Ltd in 1940.

4-valve dual wave radio.

One of the first radios manufactured by Philips NZ - earlier sets were either imported from England or manufactured for them here by RNZ (for example the P516). 

There is a variant, the M042, which uses a different mixer valve.

1940 Philips  model 042

Technical Information

Valves (4): ECH3, EBF2, EL3, AZ1

Intermediate Frequency: 472.5kc/s

Frequency Bands: 2

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

1939 Philips model 042

1940 Philips  model M042

General Construction Notes for Philips Electrical Industries of N.Z. Ltd:

Model codes are explained on the Philips brand page.  Philips early-mid century were probably the Google of their time - they had branches in many countries and a global brand that everyone knew - and were apparently happy to let engineers come up with new ideas and implement them.  Construction is often overly complex but very well engineered - although repairs can also take a complex path.  They used time-in-motion studies to find the most cost effective way to asemble sets and sometimes this means repairs can be nightmarish (if you've ever worked on a V7A Theaterette this will be all too aparent).  U suffix model numbers are transformerless (hot chassis) sets and great care should be taken, or the sets avoided altogether.