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Ernsmiths (Scharnberg Strauss); Adelaide

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Name: Ernsmiths (Scharnberg Strauss); Adelaide    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: ernsmiths
Products: Model types

Ernsmiths (Scharnberg Strauss)

Ernsmiths was started by brothers Oswald and Ernest Smith in 1924.
Scharnberg Strauss was the brand name used for Ernsmiths radios.
Ernsmiths traded as an electrical retailer in King William Street, Adelaide, finally closing in 2006.

Production of Radios and TVs.

Founded: 1924
Closed: 2006
Production: 1934 - 1978

This manufacturer was suggested by Peter Hughes.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  49 Model 41 [6AN7] 6AN7  An earlier variant, also Model 41, with ECH35 uses the same cabinet. An intermediat... 
AUS  47 Model 41 [ECH35] ECH35  A later Model 41 exists with the following valves: 6AN7 6SF7 6M5 5Y3GT  
AUS  50 Tablegram 52 ECH33  The original built-in record player is currently unknown. 
AUS  51 41 [6AR7GT] 6AN7  Other versions with all octal valves or 6SF7 in place of 6AR7GT. 
AUS  47 Model 41 ECH35 [With Wooden Case] ECH35  This is an unusual model 41 with a wooden case. The usual Model 41 with Bakelite ca... 
AUS  48 unknown 5 Valve unknown_Tube   
AUS  60 Transistor    
AUS  50 Model 41 (ECH33) Ch= [ECH33 used instead of ECH35 and different chassis layout] ECH33  This variant of the Model 41 with Octal valves used a later chassis layout similar to the ... 
AUS  50–54 5 Valve Dual Wave Mantel 53 ECH33  Cabinet came out in the following variations: Walnut, Ivory or two-tone combinations. Louv... 


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

The “Mail”,(SA), July 8, 1933tbn_aus_scharnberg_strauss_ad_1933.jpg
From the Advertiser (SA), March 27, 1936 Page 26.tbn_aus_scharnberg_strauss_ad_1936.jpg
From the Advertiser (SA), May, 16, 1947 Page 8.tbn_aus_scharnberg_strauss_ad_1947.jpg
Portable Radio News (SA) Feb 5, 1942, Page 2tbn_aus_ernsmiths_news_sa_feb_5_1942_page_2.jpg
1950 advert for radios available from the House of Ernsmiths. Image sourced from Trove – National Library of Australiatbn_aus_scharnberg_strauss_the_news_27_july_1950_page_15.jpg


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