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Admiral of Australia, Bankstown

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Name: Admiral of Australia, Bankstown    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: admiral
Products: Model types Others
Summary:

Admiral of Australia Pty Ltd.

Gow Street, Bankstown. NSW (1955 - )

150 Barkly Street, St Kilda, Victoria (1955 - )

General Industries Ltd. (Metters & Metters K.F.B.) joined with Admiral Corporation of Chicago USA, to form and jointly own Admiral of Australia Pty Ltd. in February 1955.¹

 

The company manufactured radios, televisions, refrigerators and air conditioners.

The American interest in the company was sold in 1961.²

In November 1959 the company experimented with a specially made Television for use by airline passengers on Trans Australian Airline (TAA) aircraft.³

¹ The Argus, Victoria, 18 February 1955, page 10.

² Page 229 of “The Hegemony of International Business, 1945 – 1970. American Investment in Australian Industry.

³The Beverley Times WA 13 November 1959, Page 8.

Founded: 1955
History:

This manufacturer was suggested by Roger Brinkman.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  58–61 Transistor 8 8K2 2N140  Admiral 8K2 Transistor Portable. The go-anywhere, play anywhere portable with no space-... 
AUS  56 Clock Radio 5ACW 6BE6  Clock radio with alarm and sleep functions. Uses a PCB. Colour combinations available: ... 
AUS  56 Portable 4AZ 1R5  This battery/mains portable radio came in any of the following 5 colours: Burgundy, Beige,... 
AUS  56 Portable 4AZS 1R5  This portable radio came in any of the following 5 colours: Burgundy, Beige, Forest Gre... 
AUS  58 4A1 12AX7  This is a portable stereogram with separate speakers.  The two transistors are use... 
AUS  56 De-Luxe AC/Batt. Portable 5AK 1U4  This battery/mains portable radio came in any of the following 5 colours: Burgundy, Beige,... 
AUS  56 5AW 6BE6  Colour combinations available in Cream/Gold, Burgundy/Gold, Beige/Gold, Tan/Canyon Copper,... 
AUS  60 Imperial 5BW 6BE6  This radio was available in four colours: Red, Cream, Turquoise and Green. 
AUS  56 Chairside 88 Ch= C55-01 6BE6  The C55-01 monophonic radiogram chassis was also used in the "Tampa" and "V... 
AUS  59 Chante C55-07 6BE6  Radiogram with 4-speed record changer. The right channel speakers were housed in a sepa... 
AUS  58/59 Hollywood Imperial 800 Ch= 20B90 6BC8  This 21 inch television receiver tuned the 10 Australian VHF channels standard at the time... 
AUS  56/57 Miami Super Cascode CA/23/B16 Ch= 20A90 [30 MHz version] 6CW7  Admiral "Miami" 21-in. Super Cascode Series 30 M/C Front Preference Control. G... 

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

From the “Argus”(Vic.), July 16, 1956tbn_aus_admiral_ad_1956_2.jpg
From the “Argus”(Vic.), July 16, 1956tbn_aus_admiral_ad_1956.jpg
General Industries Ltd. (Metters & Metters K.F.B.) joined with Admiral Corporation of Chicago USA, to form and jointly own Admiral of Australia Pty Ltd. in February 1955. The Argus, Victoria, 18 February 1955, page 10.tbn_aus_admiral_formed_the_argus_vic_18_2_1955_p10.jpg
In November 1959 the company experimented with a specially made Television for use by airline passengers on Trans Australian Airline (TAA) aircraft. The Beverley Times WA 13 November 1959, Page 8 .tbn_aus_admiral_tv_in_air_the_beverley_times_wa_13_11_1959_page_8.jpg
A newspaper article describing the company and its products. The Argus, Victoria, 16 July 1956, page 13.tbn_aus_admiral_story_argus_vic_16_7_1956_p13.jpg
Advert for staff for the Victorian Branch office. The Argus, Victoria, 8 February 1956, page 5.tbn_aus_admiral_staff_adthe_argus_vic_8_2_1956_p5.jpg

  
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