|Name:||Kriesler Radio Company; Newtown (Sydney) (AUS)|
Kriesler Radio Company; 43 Alice Street, Newtown, Sydney, Australia: Founded about 1928 but sold to Philips in 1950. Australian production until 1973, name being used until 1983. In the 1950's the Kriesler Radio Company was ranked third in Australia's as a radio manufacturer.
Kriesler Radio Company in Newtown, Sydney was founded by Alec, Leo and Rae Weingott in Alice Street round about 1928. BIt manufactured mainly stencil lines for music houses, such as Elvy's and Palings. In 1933 the company was in trouble and liquidation seemed unavoidable. Kriesler was, by this time, one of the 243 registered radio manufacturers in Australia.
Percy Tuit, who had made his money from a hosiery wholesaling business, offered to buy the Kriesler Radio Company, and loaned the youngest Weingott (Rae) sufficient capital to take up a 49% interest. Kriesler continued to make stencil brands, but realised its own brand name was worth concentrating upon and did so.
Rae Weingott had flair was the master of the remotely controlled "magic lantern" and "voice over" techniques, well before it was used by others. One would believe he was presenting a new season's range of motor vehicles, not mere radios.
Ray Robinson on his HP, taken from "THE KRIESLER STORY", Fred Lane. Radio Waves Number 38, October 1991:
"Kriesler made a great contribution to Australia's 1939-1945 war effort, as the special Mingay's edition commemorating the effort of the Australian radio makers will testify. After the war, Kriesler put to good use its special "put aside" advertising account and that, plus inspirational phrases from Rae Weingott, such as: "Mirrorscopic Tuning", "Triple Throat", and those "Three Little Words - Kriesler Triple Throat"; resulted in Kriesler being ranked third in Australia's radio manufacturers prior to the advent of television in Australia in 1956."
"Perce and Rae sold Kriesler to Philips in about 1950 because they did not have the money to go into television without going public. They also believed their loyal staff worthy of care and what they did was best for them. The rationalisation of the Australian radio industry after 1973 included, in due course, the demise of the truly Australian Kriesler Radio brand name. The Caringbah - Sydney factory was closed in 1982 and the KRIESLER brand left the Australian market 31st December 1983."
|AUS||47||Beehive 11-4CZ, 11-4U, 11-4Y [ECH35 tube; pdyn speaker]||ECH35|
|AUS||64||Portable AM Transistor Radio 41-45||AF116N||Kriesler AM Portable Transistor Radio Model 41-45. Tuning Range 525 - 1635 kHz Spea...|
|AUS||63||41-30 Ch= 89-8||OC170||This car radio has push button or manual permeability tuning.|
|AUS||62||Carry Gram 41-31 Ch= 89-3||OC170||This portable radiogram uses a Kriesler record playing unit type 90-4390. A BSR t...|
|AUS||61||11-90||6AN7||This model is similar to the later model 11-99.|
|AUS||63||11-93 Ch= 89-18||6AN7||This stereo radiogram uses a BSR type UA16 record changer. The speakers are Rola ...|
|AUS||60||11-83||6AN7||This stereo radiogram uses a BSR type HF8 player. The right channel speaker has i...|
|AUS||63||Stereo 6 - Multi-Sonic Stereo 11-133B||6AN7||Four speed automatic changer. Phono stereo only! Made in Australia.|
|AUS||56||21-7||1T4||This radio has provision to rejuvenate the batteries, by switching to "charge" position.|
|AUS||58||11-75||6AN7||This "Portable" radiogram used a BSR type HF8 player.|
|AUS||63||11-95 Ch= 89-6||6AN7||The stereo radiogram uses a Garrard model AT6 record changer. The speakers are; 2 x...|
Further details for this radio manufacturer by the members (rmfiorg):
Hits: 1564 Replies: 0Identifying an Australian Kriesler Radio
Dear Australian radio collectors,
on the enclosed pics you will see my emigrated great-uncle Mr. Egon Herndl in approximately 1960 in Melbourne - Australia († 1960).
Kriesler radio in detail:
It seems that he used two radios. A Kriesler Radio/Phono combination as well as an unknown portable style radio.
If you knowing this radios or even my great-uncle Egon Herndl too please do not hesitate to send me an email.
8/2008 W. Scheida Austria/Europe