PHILIPS 6V (1934)

The Philips 6V was manufactured by Radio Corporation of New Zealand Ltd in 1934.

6-valve broadcast band tombstone radio.

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.


1934 Philips 6V

The Press 30 May 1934

 

1934 Philips 6V

WAIKATO TIMES 18 AUGUST 1934

Technical Information

Valves (6): E447 or E455, 2A7, E447 or 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 valves 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 6V

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.

Model codes beginning with a 0, for example the model 051, are Osram valve versions of the model without the leading 0. Technically the 0 should be an O (for Osram), however the digit 0 was used throughout the site before this fact was discovered.

The E suffix indicates a magic eye option is fitted (in models which were available with or without, such as the model 25).

A and B suffixes appear to be simply updates to the current model, R also appears to be simply an updated model ('R'edesign, perhaps?)

P indicates either a permanent magnet speaker version of a model which also came with an electromagnet speaker (the model 26 for example), or a portable model (like the model 694P).

N and M indicated miniature valve versions of a model which started with all (or a mix, ie: model 5) of larger valves. One of these two codes may indicate a transitional mixture of octal and miniature - clarification is required.

S often indicates a stereo model.  It can also indicate 'self-biased' in the transition period between back-biased and self biased sets where there were models with both methods employed (53S for example)

Finally, other suffixes and prefixes make occasional appearances in the RCNZ lineup - like the 66W (a variant of the long-running model 66) and the 75XA (a 10-valve version of the model 75 with a separate amplifier chassis).