PHILIPS 5V (CIRCA 1933)

The Philips 5V was manufactured by Radio Corporation of New Zealand Ltd in about 1933.

Made for Philips Lamps Ltd in NZ by Radio Corporation of NZ.  Possible that the V stood for Vertical as there were similar models with an H designator which were horizontal chest-style cabinets as opposed to tombstone cabinets.

Valves (5): 2A7, E455, E444, E443H, 1561

Intermediate Frequency: 175kc/s

Frequency Bands: 1

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

Be very wary of the gold series valve in this set as the caps are not, as is common, low voltage grids.  They are anode caps, and have the HT voltage (250-300V) on them.

1934 Philips 5H

1934 Philips 5H

General Construction Notes for Radio Corporation of New Zealand Ltd: The first digit of the serial number typically indicates the year of manufacture of RCNZ chassis' (although not the decade - that requires a little knowledge of the valves, construction, etc). Sets from around 1934 onwards were often (but not always) constructed in a distinctive pressed 'baking pan' style chassis, seemingly unique to RCNZ.

All documented models using this chassis (3 in total)

YEARMODEL NAME
1933Philips 5V - this set
1934Philips 5H
1934Troubadour 5H