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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  48–52 HKP 1T4  5 valve, B/C; 8" speaker; catch-buttons release lid which opens automatically exposing... 
AUS  49 ALS ECH34  The cabinet of this radio forms a vented enclosure for the speaker. 
AUS  49 GLP 6G8G  This model is similar to the model ALP but without the clock. 
AUS  48 Radio-Alarm ALP 6G8G  This model incorporates an electric alarm clock. It was made in a variety of colours. 
AUS  47 HKL 6A8G   
AUS  47 Walkabout AKQ 1R5  This radio is of the "personal" portable type. Loop aerial in carrying strap.... 
AUS  49 AJJ ECH34   
AUS  41 EJR 6J8G   
AUS  40–46 142 6J8G   
AUS  40 EKM 1N5GT  This radio is very similar to the Croyden model EKM. 
AUS  40–45 42GT 6J8G   
AUS  39 EJK 6K8G   

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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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