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Index to model numbers of

New Zealand made HMV radios.

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

Any feedback, update or additional information is always appreciated.
 

HMV radios made in NZ up to 1962 (sorted by model number)

Model

Year

Valves

Name

Detail

Manufacturer

?

1940

2

Cardboard Dial

?

1941

2

Glass dial

200

1940

6+

AW

200SB

1940

6+

BS

202X

1950

6

12 Volt car radio

203X

1950

7

Dual voltage car radio

319

1940/41

4

Portable

455BC

1945

5

455A

1945

5

457D

1945

6+

DW

465

1946

5

465D

1946

5

DW

467D

1946

6+

DW

467SB

1946

6+

BS

475

1947

5

Kent

475D

1947

5

DW

476

1947

5+

476D

1947

5+

Tudor

DW

476D/RG

1947

5+

Tudor

DW

476P

1947

6

Devon

AC / battery

477D

484P

1948

4

Personal portable

485BC

1948

5

Ministrel

485T/RG

1948

5

Coventry

487D

1948

6+

Westminster

493R/P

1949

3

Nottingham

495BC

1949

5

Little Nipper

Collier & Beale

495P

1949

5

Cambridge

Collier & Beale

496BC

1949

6

Bournemouth

Collier & Beale

496D

1949

6

Derby

DW

Collier & Beale

496AR

1949

6

Single unit car radio

497RG

1949

6+

Buckingham

BS

498AW

1949

7+

Canterbury

AW

Collier & Beale

505T/RG

1950

5

Coventry

506BC

1950

6

Bristol

Collier & Beale

506D

1950

6

Dover

DW

Collier & Beale

507D

1950

6+

Wembley

DW

Collier & Beale

507D/RG

1950

6+

Avon

Collier & Beale

516

516A/R

1951

6

Single unit car radio

517D/RG

1951

6+

Hampton

DW

524A/BC

1952

4

Minor

Collier & Beale

525A/BC

1952

5

Perth

525BC

1952

5

Little Nipper

525D

1952

5

Argylle

525P

1952

5

Oxford

Webbs

525/TRG

1952

5

Cornwall

526BC

1952

Essex

526D

1952

6

Rugby

526D/RG

1952

6

Clyde

526

1940

5

World Tourer

535BC

1953

5

New Little Nipper

535C/RG

1953

5

Dorset & Chester

535P

1953

5

Universal

AC/DC/Battery

535P

1953

5

Later

AC/Battery

542

1942

5

545BC

1954

5

Little Nipper

545D/CRG

1954

5

Bromley & Enfield

545R/G

1954

5

Bradford

546BC

1956

6

Brighton

546D

1956

6

Dundee

616

1956

6

Akrad

617

1961

6+

DW Stereo

625

1962

5

Monterey

Stereo

G&H

626

1946

6+

World Tourer

DW

640

1940

6

666

1956

6

726

7

DW

Collier & Beale

2007G

1957

1

Record player

UK

4910D/RG

1949

9+

Windsor

4910AW

1949

9+

Sherwood

AW

Collier & Beale

5210D/RG

1952

9+

Kensington

DW

5401

1954

5

Playtime

AC/battery

5402

1954

6+

Berkeley

DW, gram

5411

1954

11

Sussex

AW

5503

1955

5

Chester & Dorset

5505

1955

2

Matinee

Record player

5507

1955

6

Contemporary

5508

1955

5

Little Nipper

5509

1955

3

Mastertone

RP

5601

1956

10+

Hi-Fidelity de luxe

5602

1956

Companion

TS RP

5701

1956

5

Little Nipper

MK11

5701

1956

5

Lutton

Wooden cabinet

 

NOTES

1) A "+" sign after the number of valves indicates that a magic eye was fitted.

2) The dates given are those in the relevant service data sheets. In most cases these dates correspond to the year in which the model was released though in some cases production extended over more than one year.

MODEL NUMBERING SYSTEM

A - distinguishes between two models having the same number of valves,

AR car radio

AW all wave

CRG radiogram with auto changer

D dual wave

P portable

RG radio gram

RP record player only

SB bandspread on shortwave

T/RG turntable with radiogram

 

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