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Emmco Sydney

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Name: Emmco Sydney    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: emmco
Products: Model types
Summary:

Electricity Meter Manufacturing Co. Ltd

1914: 41 Dixon Street, Sydney

1915: Wentworth Ave, Surry Hills,  Sydney

1921: 29-31 Burton Street, Darlinghust, Sydney

1924:  Factory, Australia Street, Camperdown, Sydney.

1928: New Factory, Joynton Avenue, Waterloo, NSW.

 

Electricity Meter Manufacturing Co. Ltd (EMMCO) was a large manufacturer of radios and other electrical equipment. They made radios under their own name until 1936, but continued manufacturing using Philco, Westinghouse and later, Airzone brand names. They also used the Gulbransen name. Their chassis were used also in National (QLD), Rexonola and other radios.

Emmco was registered as a company on the 21 March, 1921.

The directors were listed as; J Schartl, E Shultz & J Bryden Brown.

Founded: 1913
Production: 1925 - 1955
History:

In 1913 Schartl commenced activities in a rented room in Sydney. A few months later he was joined by E Shulz. They advertised as Manufacturing Electricians. By 1915 they moved to a factory in Wentworth Avenue to manufacture electrical products. In 1921 they moved to 29-31 Burton Street, Darlinghust, Sydney.

In April 1924 they opened a factory in Camperdown to manufacture electricity meters. They gradually extended their range to petrol pumps, radio accessories such as battery eliminators and headphones and also radio components. By the time they moved to a new, bigger, factory in 1928 at Waterloo, they were making complete radios and chassis.

The new factory in Waterloo, Sydney was set up to manufacture products, on mass production lines.

On 30 November, 1934 the company merged with New Systems Telephone Pty. Ltd. and the name was changed to Electricity Meter and Allied Industries Limited, (EMAIL) but the radios were still branded Emmco.

In 1936 Philco came to Australia and Email manufactured them for Philco. Australian made Philcos bore little resemblance to US Philco radios but they did make an Australian version of the Philco "Mystery Control" wireless remote controlled receivers. Westinghouse brand radios were made by Email up until 1938.

In 1946 Email merged with Airzone and from 1948 on Airzone and Philco chassis was the same. Production of radios seems to have stopped after 1955 but the manufacture of white goods continued. Email is now a subsidiary of Electrolux.

In 1946 Email merged with Airzone and from 1948 on Airzone and Philco chassis were the same. Production of radios seems to have stopped after 1955 but the manufacture of white goods continued. Email is now a subsidiary of Electrolux.

This manufacturer was suggested by Stuart Irwin.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  35 AW9105 6D6  Double ratio dial 10/1 for broadcast & 60/1 for short-wave. 
AUS  28 Emmco Super - Hetrodyne   Advertised as a kit set in the EMMCO 1928 radio Handbook. The radio utilises parts manu... 
AUS  28 Browning Drake   Advertised as a kit set in the EMMCO 1928 radio Handbook. The radio utilises parts manu... 
AUS  28 5 Valve Neutrodyne   Advertised as a kit set in the EMMCO 1928 radio Handbook. The radio utilises parts manu... 
AUS  28 Pillow Phone   Earphone in a pillow. Advertised for AUS £1/7/6 without cover. 
AUS  28 Split Secondary Two Valve   Advertised as a kit set in the EMMCO 1928 radio Handbook. The radio utilises parts manu... 
AUS  28 3 Valve Regenerative   Advertised as a kit set in the EMMCO 1928 radio Handbook. The radio utilises parts... 
AUS  26 Super Power A.B.C. Eliminator [including Amplifying Unit.] BA  This battery eliminator was designed to supply the filaments of series connected valves of... 
AUS  26 Super Power A.B.C. Eliminator BA  This battery eliminator was designed to supply the filaments of series connected valves of... 
AUS  27 Emmco Battery Charger [5 ampere] A-2.5Amp_Raytheon  Suitable for charging 4 or 6 volt batteries.  See also 2.5 ampere version. I have ... 
AUS  27 Emmco Battery Charger [2.5 ampere] A-2.5Amp_Raytheon  Suitable for charging 4 or 6 volt batteries.  See also 5 ampere version. 
AUS  26 A.B.C. Eliminator BH  This battery eliminator was designed to supply the filaments of series connected valves of... 

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

Emmco advertisment from "West Australian Wireless News", May 4 1935.tbn_aus_emmco_advert_1935.jpg
As advertised in "west Australian Wireless News" December 14, 1935tbn_aus_emmco_car_radio_ad_1935.jpg
Advertisment from the October 7, 1927 edition of "Wireless Weekly" for radio components for sale and manufactured by Emmco.tbn_aus_emmco_parts_ad.png
1934 EMMCO Ad.tbn_aus_emmco_ad_1934.jpg
From the “Mercury”,(Tas.), June 6, 1936.tbn_aus_emmco_1936_radios.jpg
Emmco manufactured multi gang tuning capacitors with twin dials, 1925tbn_aus_emmco_drum_control_advert_1926.jpg
Emmco factory from the Emmco Radio Handbook 1927 edition.tbn_aus_emmco_factory_1927handbook.jpg
In July 1924, EMMCO opened a new factory at Australia street, Camperdown, Sydney. From the EMMCO 1928 radio Handbook.tbn_aus_emmco_camperdown_factory.jpg
Cover of the EMMCO 1928 radio Handbook.tbn_aus_emmco_handbook_1928.jpg
Advertisement stating that EMAIL is capitalised at AUS£1,000,000 and employees close to 1000 staff. From Smiths Weekly, 8 May 1937, page 42.tbn_aus_emmco_ad_smiths_weekly_8_5_37p42.jpg
Registration of the Electricity Meter Manufacturing Co. Ltd. From The Construction & Local Government Journal NSW, 4 April 1921, page 11.tbn_aus_emmco_registered_construction_and_local_government_journal_nsw_4_4_1921_p11.jpg
Company merged with NST and the name was changed to Electricity Meter and Allied Industries Limited, (EMAIL) From The Age (VIC), 5 12 1934, page 18.tbn_aus_emmco_merger_reg_age_v_5_12_1934p18.jpg
Advertisement on the expansion of EMAIL listing capital and company acquisitions up till 1947. From Smiths financial News (NSW), 1 March 1947, Page 13.tbn_aus_emmco_notice_smith_fin_news_1_3_47p13.jpg

  
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