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National Radio Corporation Ltd., Adelaide

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Name: National Radio Corporation Ltd., Adelaide    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: nationalau
Products: Model types
Summary:

National Radio Corporation Ltd.
83 Grenfell Street, Adelaide. (1933 -1934)
90 Grote Street, Adelaide. (1938 –       )
Factory - 96 Pirie Street Adelaide. (1934 –       )

National Radio Corporation Ltd. manufactured and wholesaled radio receivers through agents throughout Australia. National radios were marketed in Queensland under the brand name "Lincoln". Some models were similar to those manufactured by Eclipse after 1939.

Founded: 1933
Production: 1933 - 1954
History:

The company was registered in March, 1933 with First Directors E. R. and O. J. Smith.[1]

In December 1934 they moved to a factory at 96 Pirie Street [2] and by 1939 had set up agencies in other states of Australia.[3]

They sold radios through retail agents in South Australia and the interstate agencies;

  • K Dyer, 634 Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC.
  • Ray Evens, 38 Carrington Street, Sydney, NSW.
  • TF Hantke, Central Avenue, Perth, WA.
  • Radio & Television Pty. Ltd., Perry House, Brisbane, QLD.

The company became a subsidiary of Electronic Industries Ltd. in September 1940 and continued to manufacture radios in Adelaide.[4]

[1] News (SA) Mar 18, 1933, Page 7.
[2] The Advertiser (SA) Dec 4, 1934, Page 2.
[3] Radio Trade Annual 1939, Page 122.
[4] The Daily Telegraph (NSW) Sep 20, 1940. 

This manufacturer was suggested by Stuart Irwin.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  34 Regenerative Receiver   3 valve, AC powered, regenerative receiver. 
AUS  37/38 41 6A7   
AUS  37/38 44 EK2   
AUS  37/38 48 6A7   
AUS  37/38 51 KK2  Optional vibrator power unit. 
AUS  37/38 53 1D5G  Uses sychronous vibrator power unit. 
AUS  37/38 39 EK2   
AUS  37/38 37 EK2   
AUS  37/38 38 6A7   
AUS  37/38 58 EK2   
AUS  37/38 65 CF2   
AUS  37/38 69 6D6   

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

[1] Registered in March 1933. News (SA) Mar 18, 1933, Page 7.tbn_aus_nationalau_1_news_sa_mar_18_1933_page_7..jpg
[2] Moved to to a factory at 96 Pirie Street. The Advertiser (SA) Dec 4, 1934, Page 2.tbn_aus_nationalau_2_the_advertiser_sa_dec_4_1934_page_2.jpg
[3] Interstate agencies. Radio Trade Annual 1939, Page 122.tbn_aus_nationalau_3_rta_1939_p122.jpg
[4] The company became a subsidiary of Electronic Industries Ltd. in September 1940. The Daily Telegraph (NSW) Sep 20, 1940.tbn_aus_nationalau_4_the_daily_telegraph_nsw_sep_20_1940_page_17.jpg
Advertising for retail dealers in 1933. The Advertiser (SA) Sep 14, 1933, Page 8.tbn_aus_nationalau_the_advertiser_sa_sep_14_1933_page_8..jpg
1933 Advert. The Advertiser (SA) Aug 4, 1933 Page 6.tbn_aus_nationalau_the_advertiser_sa_aug_4_1933_page_6..jpg
1946 Advert. The “Adelaide Chronicle”, (SA), December 5, 1946.tbn_aus_national_radio_ad_1946.jpg

  
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