PHILIPS L3Z74T 'TRANSISTOR ACE' (1961)

The Philips L3Z74T was manufactured by Philips Electrical Industries of N.Z. Ltd in 1961.

Very popular Philips NZ 7-transistor portable radio.

Available in several colours, tan being the most popular.

Cabinets (among other locations no doubt) were produced in Christchurch in a cabinetmakers shop in Ferry Rd - A lady who's father owned the shop recalled making the tan cabinets and covering them as an after-school job in the 60's.  Does anyone recall the shop name?

There is a similar-looking model (L3Z73T) which has a gram input (switched using the local reception button) on the back for playing records.

Several different dial designs have been noted.

Valves (7 transistors, 1 diode): OC44, OC45, OC45, OA79 Diode, OC71, OC71, ( OC72, OC72 Output Pair)

Intermediate Frequency: 455kc/s

Frequency Bands: 1

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

1961 Philips L3Z74T

1961 Philips L3Z74T

1961 Philips L3Z74T

1961 Philips L3Z74T