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Pacific Radio Company; New Zealand

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Name: Pacific Radio Company; New Zealand    (NZ)  
Abbreviation: pacificnz
Products: Model types
Summary:

The Pacific Radio Company was located in Wellington, New Zealand and had agencies throughout the country.  Their radios were manufactured by Radio Corporation of NZ Ltd, and were typically art deco styled, but containing standard Radio Corp chassis'.  Their motto was "Pacific Radio - In a Sphere of its Own".  

 

 

Radio Corp ceased producing radios for private companies in 1937, and it is likely that Pacific Radio ceased trading around this time.  There is reference to the owner having passed away in The Golden Ago of Radio by John Stokes, and the brand name Pacific was taken over by Akrad Radio at some point in the 40's - but this usage apparently had no connection to the original Pacific Radio Co.

Founded: 1933
History:
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This manufacturer was suggested by Alan Larsen.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
NZ  36 Baby 15 6A7   
NZ  34/35 Raleigh 6-valve Dual-Wave 6D6  This radio most likely had the same chassis as the Pacific Elite 6-valve dual wave. 
NZ  34 Elite 6 Valve Dual Wave 6D6  Pacific Radio Company Elite 6 Valve Dual Wave is an AC operated MW and SW band receiver. 

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Further details for this manufacturer by the members (rmfiorg):

Advert from NZ Radio Record 23 November 1934tbn_nz_pacific_radio_co_advert_1.png
Advert for Pacific Radio Co (NZ) - origin unknown, probably 1936 based on the details on the radio (grill style, round escutcheon)tbn_nz_pacific_radio_co_advert_2.png
Advert for Pacific Radio Co (NZ) - probably 1935/36tbn_nz_pacific_radio_co_advert_3.png

  
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