The Stella model S3 was manufactured for Cory-Wright & Salmon Ltd by Collier & Beale Ltd in about 1938.

6-valve dual wave radio

Note the different dial below - Stella seems to have used 4 different dial designs across 2-3 years although the one below seems to be the earliest example with a more squared one shown above being one of the later.

Stella 6CV 'Portable'

Technical Information

Valves (6 + magic eye): 6U7G, 6K8, 6U7G, 6B8G, 6F6G, 5Y3G and 6U5 Magic Eye

Intermediate Frequency: 465kc/s

Frequency Bands: 2

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

Service information cb-model-6ls6lse-cromwell-dual-wave-stella-s3-6v-and-6v-dw-ac-1934-40.pdf

1940 Stella S3

General Construction Notes for Collier & Beale Ltd:

Model numbering followed no real sensible scheme until around 1940 - and prior to 1934 apparently no model numbers were assigned at all.

From 1940 a 3- or 4-digit system was employed where the first digit indicates the number of valves, the second digit is the number of bands and the third is the year of manufacture.  From 1950 the last digit became two digits, eg: 5151 is a 5-valve broadcast-band only from 1951.

From 1957 model numbers were replaced with model names, ie the Pacemaker Buffalo - which makes the year of manufacture hard to determine unless service info is consulted (although C&B often released service info after the radio, and the date on the service info was for its release, not that of the model.