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 manufacturered by Philips NZ (earlier sets were either imported from England or manufactured for them here by RCNZ).

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

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.