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Philips Elec. Ind. of N.Z Ltd

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Name: Philips Elec. Ind. of N.Z Ltd    (NZ)  
Abbreviation: philnz
Products: Model types

Philips Elec. Ind. of N.Z. Ltd was the New Zealand branch of Philips Netherland.

Founded: 1927
Production: 1936 -
The history of Philips in New Zealand began in 1927 with Philips Lamps (N.Z.) Ltd opening a branch in Wellington. Soon batterie eliminators and chargers were sold among other radio parts. First radio model to be imported by Philips was the Model 2515 in the year 1929. In 1934 the first Philips New Zealand models emerged (produced under licence by Radio Corp. N.Z In 1936 a small manufacturing plant was set up in Wellington and Philips began to produce there own radios (models 042 and 152 being one of the first)

This manufacturer was suggested by Wolfgang Thiel.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
NZ  60 B3Z96T    
NZ  50 235 ECH42  Dual-wave table radio with New Zealand & some Australian broadcast stations marked on ... 
NZ  39 650A /34 EF8  Made in the UK specifically for the NZ market. Differs from the UK/European versions by an... 
NZ  45 593 ECH35   
NZ  55/56 Philitone   Philitone portable extension speaker. Connection via terminals on the bottom and v... 
NZ  52/53 Radioplayer BZ126A ECH42  Some models included a self-biased output tube, where the EL41 cathode is connected dir... 
NZ  35 516P [Tall]   Two known variants - only apparent difference is the cabinet.  Other model is shor... 
NZ  35 516P [Short]   Two known variants - only apparent difference is the cabinet.  Other variant is ta... 
NZ  70 23RL475 AF117  Phillips 23RL475 transistor radio. AC powered model, fitted with either 9 V dry ba... 
NZ  48/49 465 EF39   
NZ  48/49 209 ECH41  Aufklappbare Skala.  
NZ  56 B5Z66A ECH81  Magic eye tuning indicator, revolving ferrite rod aerial. Broadcast 1600 - 550 kHz SW1 ...