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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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HK:  Philips Hong Kong
1976 ??: AL065
90AL065

Radio ready for storage. Mechanical problems fixed. There were no electroni...
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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:  Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia)...
1967 ?: All Transistor
MF7

Fascia - in need of re-plating
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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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J:  Unknown - CUSTOM BUILT: Japan
1960 : Aurora 6 Transistor
Chassis showing the two sub-chassis.
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AUS:  Car Radio & TV Co Pty Ltd; (Austra...
1958 : Austral 6 Transistor
Portable

The Austral is an early true transistor portable radio
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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:  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.), ...
1970–72 : Clock Radio
67-55 Ch= 67

One of the case colour options.
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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:  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:  Healing, A.G., Ltd.; Melbourne
1962–64 : Golden Voice 9
900T

This radio, as purchased, with damaged stitching.
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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:  Philips Australia
1971 : Leisuremate
02RC291 (RC291)

The "Clean" area around the volume control is actually where the silvered t...
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AUS:  Astor (brand), Radio Corporation P...
1974 ??: Little Big Noise
SX1077 /45

Made in Singapore but for an Australian brand
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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.), ...
1960–68 : Little Nipper - Super 5
65-54

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AUS:  Astor (brand), Radio Corporation P...
1968 : M6D Silicon transistors.
This is a photo of the radio "As Found"
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AUS:  Philips Australia
1963/64 : Metropolitan
MT5

Restored radio - lacking only the volume control knob.
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AUS:  Philips Australia
1965/66 : Minstrel 7
MT9

Main photo of one of my MT9s
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AUS:  Ferris Bros. Pty Ltd.; Sydney
1970–72 : Personal Portable Radio
P42

Main view of the radio. The logo on the bottom left is Hawker Siddeley who ...
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AUS:  Philips Australia
1966–68 : Philadelphia
MM2

Both the MM2 and the MM2.01. The MM2 has the black name plate with the Phil...
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AUS:  Philips Australia
1968 : Philadelphia
MM2 /01

Both the MM2 (top) and the MM2.01
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AUS:  Philips Australia
1970 : Philadelphia
RS300

Radio without mounting screws or knobs
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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...
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:  Ferris Bros. Pty Ltd.; Sydney
1970–72 : Pocket Portable
P 41

Note the Hawker Siddeley logo at the lower left of the radio.
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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:  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)...
1969 : Radiola all Transistor
B67

This photo shows the front of the B67. both controls visible. The bias of t...
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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)...
1968 : Radiola Transistor 8
B65

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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)...
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:  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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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:  Pye Industries Ltd Australia; Marr...
1960–62 : Ranchero
TM7 (R21-2A)

Some cleaning has been satrted but more is required.
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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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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:  Pye Industries Ltd Australia; Marr...
1960 : Romany Transistor
A7 Ch= R21-1A

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AUS:  Philips Australia
1962 : Safari
PL2

From the manufacturer supplied info to the catelogue publisher.
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AUS:  Westinghouse (brand), Sydney
1963/64 : Seven Transistor
W729

Shows my AWA clone, a W729. This radio was made by AWA for sale under the W...
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AUS:  Philips Australia
1963–65 : Signalmaster All Transistor
PL1

My radio. Has been awaiting restoration for some time. Both the case and th...
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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:  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.), ...
1968 : Sprite Mk.2
JH-1H Ch= JH

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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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