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Brian Wilson, Australia - Radio collection

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Below you find a part of the radio collection Brian Wilson - including other related items.

Germanium Transistor radios preferably with Australian station call signs rather than frequency. I.E. limited range to keep the costs down and the "Domestic Financial Controller" at least somewhat happy. These radios are a technical "Dead End" in that there is no radio manufacture in Australia now and no-one is using Germanium Transistors in radio any more.
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Part of the radio collection of Brian Wilson. These pictures have been uploaded to the corresponding models by Brian Wilson but this is not necessarily all of Brian Wilson's collection.

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AUS:  Philips Australia
1971 : Leisuremate
02RC291 (RC291)

The "Clean" area around the volume control is actually where the silvered t...
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AUS:  AWA-Thorn Consumer Products Pty. L...
1979–81 : Thorn AM Pocket Radio
1107

This shows the lightweight carry case installed on the radio.
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AUS:  Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia)...
1959–61 : Radiola Transistor Seven
147P

This shows the carrying case (Vinyl for this model). The bias towards the l...
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AUS:  Philips Australia
1958–60 : Skipper
196

Probably the most common colour. The dial scale was dented previously and t...
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AUS:  Philips Australia
1958–60 : Radioplayer All Transistor
198

Radio as acquired. External appearance is the same as the later 199 and 199...
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AUS:  Philips Australia
1961 : Radioplayer All Transistor
199C

ID label showing model number the IF at 455 kcs and the transistor component.
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AUS:  Philips Australia
1961/62 : Transistor "Town and Country"
200

The flash has highlighted the crazing of the dial.
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AUS:  Philips Australia
1959/60 : All Transistor
225

Main Photo. The cabinet responded to a good polish.
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AUS:  Kriesler Radio Company; Newtown (S...
1960 : Playtime
41-23

This shows the partial carrying case installed.
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AUS:  Kriesler Radio Company; Newtown (S...
1961/62 : Playway
41-24 Ch= 89-2

Radio as given to me - working.
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AUS:  Kriesler Radio Company; Newtown (S...
1961–63 : Playfellow
41-27 Ch= 89-3

Restored - Replacement handle.
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AUS:  Kriesler Radio Company; Newtown (S...
1962/63 : Versatile
41-36

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AUS:  Kriesler Radio Company; Newtown (S...
1963/64 : Gaytime
41-37

Typical 41-37. The straps are generally hard ofter 50 years.
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AUS:  His Master's Voice (HMV, H.M.V.), ...
1960–68 : Little Nipper - Super 5
65-54

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AUS:  His Master's Voice (HMV, H.M.V.), ...
1968–70 : Little Nipper
66-55

Reverse of the fascia showing the date of manufacture and the dust-proofing...
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AUS:  His Master's Voice (HMV, H.M.V.), ...
1970–72 : Clock Radio
67-55 Ch= 67

One of the case colour options.
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AUS:  Healing, A.G., Ltd.; Melbourne
1959–62 : Transistor 7
700T

Not my best purchase but it is a rare, working radio. Note the Volume Contr...
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AUS:  Stromberg-Carlson (Australasia) Pt...
1961 : 7 Transistor
71T11

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AUS:  Stromberg-Carlson (Australasia) Pt...
1958/59 : Transistor 7
78T11

Showing why old batteries must be removed! Note the IF can.
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AUS:  Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia)...
1957 : Radiola Transistor Seven
897-P

Electrically restored and in A1 condition but the case and handle have been...
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SGP:  Philips, Singapore
1980 ??: 
90-AL-270/95

Dial markings clearly show that this radio was intended for the European ma...
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AUS:  Healing, A.G., Ltd.; Melbourne
1962–64 : Golden Voice 9
900T

This radio, as purchased, with damaged stitching.
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HK:  Philips Hong Kong
1976 ??: AL065
90AL065

Radio ready for storage. Mechanical problems fixed. There were no electroni...
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AUS:  Pye Industries Ltd Australia; Marr...
1960 : Romany Transistor
A7 Ch= R21-1A

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AUS:  Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia)...
1962/63 : Radiola
B17Z

Positive ID of the B17Z. The serial number of my example is on the small la...
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AUS:  Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia)...
1962–64 : Radiola Eight Transistor
B23

Fully restored. One of the many original colours.
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AUS:  Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia)...
1962 : 
B24

Main photo. This example has a red case. The tuning bias of these radios to...
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AUS:  Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia)...
1967 : Radiola Transistor Carnaby 8
B58

Internal layout of the radio as bought. The two "Phone Jacks" for an extern...
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AUS:  Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia)...
1968 : Radiola Transistor 8
B65

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AUS:  Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia)...
1969 : Radiola all Transistor
B67

This photo shows the front of the B67. both controls visible. The bias of t...
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USA:  Radio Shack (Tandy, Realistic, Mic...
1975–80 : Realistic DX-160
Cat.-No. 20-152

The cover of the Manual that came with the radio.
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AUS:  Kriesler Radio Company; Newtown (S...
1963 : 41-37A
Ch= 89-13

Positive identification for this model.
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AUS:  His Master's Voice (HMV, H.M.V.), ...
1959–61 : All Transistor
Ch= J3-16

The case condition of this example is brilliant but the shoulder strap is l...
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AUS:  Astor (brand), Radio Corporation P...
1958/59 : Transistor
CPN

A Circuit Board but NOT a PCB
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AUS:  Astor (brand), Radio Corporation P...
1961–65 : Transistor Seven
FSW

As purchased. Radio is not working
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AUS:  Astor (brand), Radio Corporation P...
1959–62 : Transistor 7
GPN

A photo of the GPN as it arived after purchase on eBay.
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AUS:  Astor (brand), Radio Corporation P...
1961–65 : Transistor
HQV

Only slight fading or wear of anodized parts after 50 years.
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AUS:  His Master's Voice (HMV, H.M.V.), ...
1961–66 : Rangemaster, Little Nipper
J4-17 Ch= J4

Front view of Dark Green model
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AUS:  His Master's Voice (HMV, H.M.V.), ...
1961–63 : Townsman, Little Nipper
J6-19 Ch= J6

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AUS:  His Master's Voice (HMV, H.M.V.), ...
1962–65 : Escort
J7-1A Ch= J7

Main image of this radio.
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AUS:  His Master's Voice (HMV, H.M.V.), ...
1965–68 : Sprite
JA-1H Ch= JA

Red is one of the many colours that were available
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AUS:  His Master's Voice (HMV, H.M.V.), ...
1967/68 : Tropicana
JD-1Q Ch= JD

This radio fascia is chrome rather than the gold anodized marking it as a l...
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AUS:  His Master's Voice (HMV, H.M.V.), ...
1968 : Challenge
JE-1J

Circuit board has to be unsoldered from the Tuning Gang to allow reasonable...
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AUS:  His Master's Voice (HMV, H.M.V.), ...
1968 : Sprite Mk.2
JH-1H Ch= JH

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AUS:  His Master's Voice (HMV, H.M.V.), ...
1968 : Tropicana mk. 2
JH-1R Ch= JH

The Chrome on Plastic has suffered over the years
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AUS:  Kingsley (Brand): various manufact...
1969 : 
KM101 Ch= K8

Regrettably, the fascia is cracked and the red markings indicating regional...
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AUS:  Ferris Bros. Pty Ltd.; Sydney
1959/60 : Portable Car Radio
M134 (134)

This shows how tightly the full sized components were packed into this radi...
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AUS:  Ferris Bros. Pty Ltd.; Sydney
1960/61 : Portable Car Radio
M134 MKII (134 MKII)

This photo shows my 134 MKII with a missing brass insert on the tuning knob...
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AUS:  Astor (brand), Radio Corporation P...
1971 : Town & Country
MF026 (CD256)

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AUS:  Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia)...
1967 ?: All Transistor
MF7

Fascia - in need of re-plating
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