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EIL (Electronics Industries Limited); Melbourne

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Name: EIL (Electronics Industries Limited); Melbourne    (AUS)  
alternative name:
Eclipse Radio Pty Ltd || Radio Corporation Pty Ltd
Brand: EIL; Melbourne
Abbreviation: electronic
Products: Model types Tube manufacturer
Summary:

Electronic Industries Limited (EIL)
21 Sturt St., South Melbourne.
126-130 Grant St., South Melbourne.
Astor House, 161-173 Sturt St., South Melbourne.

Electronic Industries Limited (EIL) was formed in 1939 by Louis Abrahams & Arthur Warner as a holding company to consolidate their various companies under one umbrella. In 1959 Pye Limited (UK) aquired a large minority interest of EIL. EIL and its subsidiaries were taken over by Philips Industries Holdings Limited Australia  (Philips) in 1970. EIL was still functioning as an inactive subsidiary of Philips in 1980.

Founded: 1939
Production: 1939 -
History:

Electronics Industries Limited (EIL) was formed in 1939 by an issue of shares for the purpose of acquiring the controlling interest in the following companies:-

Radio Corporation Pty., Ltd. (Astor) (1929)
Homecrafts Pty., Ltd. (1926)
Eclipse Radio Pty., Ltd. (Peter Pan & Monarch) (1938)
A.Z. Radio Pty., Ltd. (Essanay) (1938)
Ferrocart (A/Asia) Pty., Ltd. (1935)
Neutrodyne Pty., Ltd. (1928)
Universal Guarantee Ltd. (1928)

Other companies that were included in the EIL fold after 1940 are as follows;-

National Radio Corporation Ltd. (1940)
Pye Electronics Pty., Ltd.
Pye (Australasia) Pty., Ltd.
Gainsborough Furniture Pty., Ltd.
Electronic Industries Imports Pty., Ltd. 
(Representing in Australia Collaro Ltd.record changers)General Dry Batteries Pty., Ltd. (1947)
Overseas Patent & Licensing Service (OPALS)
Anodeon Pty., Ltd.
 (TV picture tubes, semi-conductors & Anocap capacitors) (1953)
A.W. Jacksons Pty., Ltd. (Precedent & Democrat) (1955)

 

This manufacturer was suggested by Stuart Irwin.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  70 Diamond-Dot MN-C24J AT320   
AUS  65 Air Chief Portable Car Radio MN-C8K AT17  This is a radio designed to be used as a portable or, when slid into an underdash cradle, ... 
AUS  63 Air Chief Portable Car Radio MN-C8E AT17  This is a radio designed to be used as a portable or, when slid into an underdash cradle, ... 
AUS  68 Air Chief MN-C14P AT325  This radio was especially designed for the Holden HK. 
AUS  68 Diamond-Dot T5D BC147  This is a cassette player for cars. It could be used in vehicles of either positive or ne... 
AUS  65 Holden Air Chief PN-C7H AT17  This model was especially designed for the Holden model HD. It was also used in the HR the... 
AUS  70 Diamond-Dot PN-C20P AT320  Push button tuning. This radio was especially designed for the Holden model HT. 
AUS  70 Diamond-Dot MN-C20P AT320  This radio was especially designed for the Holden model HT. 
AUS  65 Diamond-Dot PN-C7L AT17  Push button tuning. This model was made specifically for the Dodge Phoenix AP2. 
AUS  66 Diamond-Dot MD-C12J AT313  Manual tuning. 
AUS  67 Diamond-Dot PN-C12Q AT325  Push button tuning. This model was especially designed for the Dodge DC6. 
AUS  67 Air Chief MN-C14N AT325  This model was especially designed for the Holden HD and HR. 

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

Letter head for Air Chief car radios 1968tbn_aus_ei_airchief_letter_head_1968.jpg
Opening of CRT factory in November 1956. The Argus (Vic.)3 Nov 1956 Page 22tbn_aus_electronic_the_argus_vic._3_nov_1956_page_22.jpg

  
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