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Collier and Beale Ltd produced sets from (1932~1969)

 

This is another of the lists compiled by John Stokes during his research into the history of New Zealand radio.

Any feedback, updates and additional information is always appreciated. {mailto:office@nzvrs.pl.net}
 

See notes at end.

Updated 5/03

Collier & Beale Ltd valve sets (1932~1962)

Model

Year

Valves

Remarks

S2

1938

5

Stella

S3

1939

6

DW Stella

Sl

1938

6

AC/vib. Stella

S11

1939

5

Stella

S16

1940

5

Stella portable

5AV

1935

5

Radion

5AV

1933

5

Radion "Compact"

5AV3

1936

5

Compact aero dial

5MO

1940

5

Pacemaker

641 MWB1

1941

Dial cover similar to Hallicrafters S20R

6AV

1933

6

Cromwell

6AW

1935

6

AW

6DW

1935

6

DW

6CV

1938

6

AC/vibrator

?

1936

4

Parliament

?

1935

4

S/W converter

6LS

1934

6

DW Series 1,2.5V.

6LS

1935

6

UW Series 2,6.3 valves

6LSE

1940

6

DW, Has magic eye

7AW

1936

7+

AW series 1 uses 6A8

7AW

1937

7+

AW Series 2 uses 6L7

9LS

1935

9

DW vari. selectivity

52VG

1935

5

DW vibrator set

397

1939

6+

AW

515D

1945

5

Pacemaker

516

1946

5

Pacemaker

517AB

1947

5

AC/Batt portable

517V

1947

5

Vibrator set

518AD

1949

5

AC/DC Pacemaker

518N

1949

5

Little Jewel

518P

1949

5

518V

1949

5

Vibrator set

519AB

1950

5

AC/Batt portable

519P

1949

5

Bakelite cabinet

526

1946

5

DW

529P

1951

5

DW

549AB

1950

5

AC/Batt portable

617P

1947

6

has loop aerial

617R

1948

6

miniature valves

617RG

1948

6

gram

618P

1948

6

619P

1950

6

Bonavistal960

620

1941

6

DW

628

1949

5+

DW

722

1942

6+

DW

726

1946

6+

DW

727

1947

6+

DW miniature valves

729

1950

6+

755

1933

7

has NSC circuit

755

1955

6+

BS post-war

756

1956

6+

BS uses PM speaker

830

1940

7+

AW

839

1950

7+

AW

938SWB

1938

9

SW special for P&T see Bulletin 17/4

941SWB

1941

9

SW special for P&T see Bulletin 17/4

951

1941

8+

BS

4153

1953

4

uses rimlock valves

4154

1954

4

uses rimlock valves

5150

1952

5

AC/Batt portable

5151

1952

5

Bakelite cabinet

5151RG

1954

5

tablegram .

5152

1952

5

5153

1953

5

5153AB

1953

5

AC/Batt portable

5155

1955

5155AB

1955

5

AC/Batt portable

5251

1952

5

DW

6150

1952

6

6152

1952

6

Bakelite 3 colours

6153

1953

6

6154

1954

6

car radio

6250E

1951

5+

DW

6251E

1952

5+

DW

6253

1954

6

DW

6253RG

1954

6

DW radiogram

7150A

1952

7

dual-voltage car radio

7150E

1952

6+

7253

1954

7

DW

1029V

1952

9+

DW vibrator set

1039

1950

9+

AW

1139

1950

10+

AW radiogram

10351

1952

9+

AW

11351

1952

10+

AW gram, pre-amp

11352

1953

10+

AW gram, pre-amp

11355E

1955

10+

AW gram, pre-amp

Atlanta

1957

5+

AW Bakelite cab.

Berkeley

1963

6

last valve set

Berwick CA

1963

5

PB radio tuner for Admiral TV setup

Bismarck

1960

5

Bonovista

1960

5+

uses EM80 eye

Brentwood

1957

5

Boston

1957

5

Brocton

1957

5

Brooklyn

1957

5

Broadway

1957

5

tablegram

Breton

1957

6

Bresden

1957

6

DW

Bristol

1958

6

Cromwell

1933

5

Chest cabinet

Granada

1958

6

Pageant

1958

6

Brydon

1960

5

Symphonic

1960

5

Byron

1956

6

(also 6255)

Buffalo

1958

5

plastic cabinet

Burbank

1957

6

(also6154E)

Dakota

1960

5+

DW

Denver

1958

6

DW

Drayton

1958

7

has preamp

Dresden

1958

6

DW

Drummond

1958

6

DW

Drifton

1959

7+

DW stereogram

Patina

1962

7

BC stereogram

Radion

1932

6

Superhet

Radion

1933

5

Little Aristocrat

State

1933

6

Large chest

 

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Collier & Beale Ltd transistor sets (1957 1969)

Model

Date

Transistor

Remarks

Bermuda

1959

6

Bondi

1958

7

Georgia

1957

4

Record Player

Sportable

1960

6

Solid Leather

Telstar

1969

5

AC mains only

Transportable

1957

8

first model

Transportable

1958

7

second model

Pacemaker TP

1960

7

Third model

Transportable

1963

7

third fourth model

Transportable

1964

7

fourth fifth model

TR610

1960

6

SONY Pacemaker pocket model

TR819

1965

8

SONY Pacemaker dual wave

TR6080

1963

6

SONY Pacemaker five colours

Tr6081

1965

6

SONY Pacemaker five colours

TR7121

1962

7

SONY Pacemaker

 

NOTES:

Where a "+" sign follows the number of valves, thus: 6+, it indicates that a magic eye tuning

indicator is used. Unless otherwise stated, all models have broadcast (BC) coverage only;

AW= all wave, DW= dual wave & BS= bandspread.

The year dates listed above are actually the dates of printing of the manufacturer's service data

sheets; in most cases receivers were released prior to the dates shown. The model numbers incorporated

a date coding indicating the year of manufacture as explained below.

 

MODEL NUMBERING SYSTEM

Prior to 1940 no standardised system of encoding details of a particular model in its model number was

employed. In any case, receivers made prior to about 1934 apparently were not assigned model numbers.

Commencing in 1940 a three figure model numbering system came into use in which the first numeral indicated

the number of valves, the second numeral indicated the number of bands and third numeral the year of manufacture,

thus "726" = 7 valves, 2 bands, 1946 manufactured.

With the start of a new decade in 1950 an additional numeral was required to indicate the year of issue,

thus 5151 = 5 valves, 1 band, 1951.

This system remained in use until 1957 when model names replaced model numbers.

 

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