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Weldon (brand), Sydney

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Name: Weldon (brand), Sydney    (AUS)  
alternative name:
Bloch & Gerber
Abbreviation: weldon
Products: Model types

Bloch & Gerber Ltd. of 46 - 48 York St. Sydney, manufactured Weldon branded radios. They manufactured many interesting radios including the "Mystic" combined table lamp and radio and the "Radioclock" series of clocks with concealed radios.

Production: 1930 - 1953
Bloch & Gerber Ltd. started manufacturing radios about 1930 at 48 York St. Sydney. By 1934 they also occupied 46 York St. They continued manufacture after the war but their radios were no longer listed in the AORSMs after 1951. Production had ceased by 1953.

Weldon Radios were sold in Western Australia by Craig & Co. Ltd., 152 William Street, Perth.

This manufacturer was suggested by Stuart Irwin.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  46–48 AM545 6A8G   
AUS  30 101   Uses type 245 power valve. 
AUS  30 E1 [Console] unknown_Tube  Chassis is also used in the E1 Combination. 
AUS  30 E1 [Combination] unknown_Tube  Chassis is also used in the E1 Console. 
AUS  34 Standard Superhet 57  This set was called the "Standard" superhet because it was Weldon's version of the 1934 "W... 
AUS  37 7/37BD 1C4  Price below is for "Shelly" cabinet. Also sold in "Coronation" cabinet for 37/16/-. 
AUS  37 8/37DE 6D6   
AUS  37 5/37AD 1A4  Used Air Cells for L.T. 
AUS  37 5/37M EK2   
AUS  37 5/37BD 1C4   
AUS  37 7/37B 1C4   
AUS  37 5/37DE EK2   


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

Advertisement from the AORSM Vol 6, 1947, Page 350tbn_aus_weldon_ad_1947.jpg
Weldon Radios were sold in WA by Craig & Co Ltd. From the West Australian, 4 April 1933.tbn_aus_craig_co_weldon_ad_wan_4_4_33.jpg
Weldon radios were sold by Craig & Co Lrt. in WA. From the West Australian, 27 may 1931.tbn_aus_craig_co_weldon_ad_wan_27_may_31.jpg
Advert for 1938 models. from the Radio Trade Annual 1938, page 135.tbn_aus_weldon_ad_rta38_p135.jpg
1936 Advert. Wireless Weekly Nov 6, 1936, Page 27tbn_aus_weldon_wireless_weekly_nov_6_1936_page_27.jpg
Weldon 1939 Models. Wireless Weekly Mar 29, 1939, Page 23.tbn_aus_weldon_advert_wireless_weekly_mar_29_1939_page_23.jpg