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Bland Radio Ltd; Adelaide

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Name: Bland Radio Ltd; Adelaide    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: blandradio
Products: Model types

Bland Radio Ltd, Coromandel Pl., Adelaide, South Australia.

Used the brand Operatic.

Production: 1936 - 1955

This manufacturer was suggested by Stuart Irwin.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  68 Public Address System [20 watts with 6BQ5 output valves] 6AN7  The 1968 date is approximate within a few years as around 1968 the company began using dif... 
AUS  55 Speaker School Class Room   Bland Radio (Operatic) was the contracted supplier for Public Address systems in schools i... 
AUS  64 Public Address System 6CA7  Came from South Australian country Football Club 
AUS  71 Portable Public Address Amplifier TRD30   Unit was supplied with 2 Speaker cabinets which had 2 x 8 inch Speakers in each.   
AUS  68 Public Address Amplifier [60W with 6CA7 valves] 6CA7  Age is approximate within a couple of years as around 1968 as Bland began using diode rect... 
AUS  61 School public address system   School public address system mounted in a 19” rack. Comprising; Turntable Broad... 
AUS  66 Stereo Record Player System 6N8  These units were commonly used in Schools, Supplied with Bland Manufactured speaker cabine... 
AUS  49 Operatic 37P 1T4  This model has provision to use external batteries. 
AUS  59 Operatic Traveller TP7   Produced by Bland Radios of Adelaide SA. Styled after the Philips 196 to 199C of the sa... 
AUS  41 C5 6A8G   
AUS  37 Operatic BW5    
AUS  38 Operatic 38M 6A8G  Operatic 38M; 


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

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