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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  59 Fontaine Ch= 16D110 6BC8  This 21 inch B&W television tuned the 10 then standard Australian VHF channels. Lat... 
AUS  60 L606 Ch= 16F110 6BC8  Described as a lowboy TV. This model has a "Son-R" remote control. Possibly the ... 
AUS  60 T604 Ch= 16F110 6BC8  Described as a table TV. This model has a "Son-R" remote control. Possibly the remote... 
AUS  60 Cambridge C602 Ch= 16G110 6BC8  Console TV on legs. Cabinet finishes available in Maple, Rosewood & Walnut.   
AUS  60 C601 Ch= 16F110 6BC8  Console TV on legs. This model has a "Son-R" remote control. Possibly the remote control v... 
AUS  58 Essex 99   Radiogram with 4-speed record changer. Most likely uses the same or similar chassis as ... 
AUS  60 Claridge L607 Ch= 16G110 6BC8  Described as a lowboy TV.. Cabinet finishes available in Maple, Rosewood & Walnut. 
AUS  56 Tampa Super Cascode KA/23/A6 Ch= AX20Y4B & C55-01 (88) 6BC8  Super Cascode Series 21 MC Front Preference Control. This is a combination 21 inch te... 
AUS  56 Canada Super Cascode CA/25/B16 Ch= AX20Y4B 6BC8  Super Cascode Series 21 MC Front Preference Control. This 24 inch television receiver t... 
AUS  58 Monterey 110° Slimline Series Ch= 20C110 6BC8  Console TV on a swivel base. Cabinet finishes available in Rosewood, Maple & Walnut. 
AUS  58 Calypso 110° Slimline Series Ch= 20C110 6BC8  This model also includes a 4-speed record player. Cabinet finishes available in Rosewoo... 
AUS  58 Arlington 110° Slimline Series Ch= 20C110 6BC8  Cabinet finishes available in Rosewood, Maple & Walnut. 

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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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