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

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.